conspiracy of silence

conspiracy of silence
Meaning: general agreement to keep silent about a subject for the purpose of secrecy.
Example: On the airport security check, there is a conspiracy of silence; most of guards bypass the known visitors without checking.

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drastic times call for drastic measures

Meaning: extreme circumstances can only be resolved by equally extreme actions

Example: After the company had posted losses for the third consecutive year, the board decided to replace all of its top management. After all, drastic times call for drastic measures. Read on

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