Need

like a hole in the head

Meaning: to have absolutely no need for something

Example: I need a new friend is like a hole in the head, I am good to be single. Read on

no man is an island

Meaning: no one is self-sufficient; everyone relies on others somehow

Example: Having children has taught me that no man is an island. Read on

a drowning man will clutch at a straw

Meaning: It refers to the desperate measures that someone in need may make in order to come out of the situation.

Example: Although there was no possibility of success he tried his hand at this interview to get a job because a downing man will even clutch at a straw. Read on

a friend in need is a friend indeed

Meaning: used for a person who helps at the time of a requirement is a true friend

Example: He stayed with me throughout the time I was in the hospital, a friend in need is a friend indeed! Read on

in dire straits or need

Meaning: experience difficult financial conditions or circumstances

Example: The earthquake and the drought left the region in dire straits for a long time. Read on

on demand

Meaning: when needed

Example: These days babies are normally fed on demand. Read on

ad hoc

Meaning: something arranged, started, or done only when necessary but not planned earlier

Example: An ad hoc committee was formed to address health insurance problems. Read on

as and when

Meaning: at the time when (used to refer to an uncertain future event)

Example: Most people in this city don't own a car - they just rent one as and when they need it. 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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