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Today's Word/phrase:

a crackdown

someone in authority decides to enforce something that has been lax

  • the Board have decided that there will have to be a crackdown on spending until matters improve

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to exacerbate

make something worse

  • Losing his temper only served to exacerbate the situation.

back to basics

to go back and look at the important aspects of something

  • OK, this isn't working. I think we need to go back to basics and start again.

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