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Meaning of “stop the rot” in the English Dictionary

"stop the rot" in British English

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stop the rot

to take ​action against something ​bad, before it ​spreads and ​becomesworse: We must ​try to ​stop the rot before the ​wholeschool is ​corrupted.
(Definition of stop the rot from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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