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means to an end

Meaning: a necessary action carried out just to achieve a goal

Example: Her working as a public defender was not due to her passion for the job but solely as a means to an end. Read on

end of story

Meaning: there is  nothing more to add to the matter under discussion

Example: I did not invite her because I did not want her to come to my party. End of story. Read on

burn bridges

Meaning: remove someone's all options of retreat, act decisively

Example: She has already burned his bridges with his previous employer by publicly criticizing their marketing policy. Read on

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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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