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Synonyms for bail out

remove (water) from a boat by dipping and throwing over the side

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In particular, the Bush administration has been inconsistent in assessing the need for bailouts of foreign countries in economic trouble.
As a result, the state decided that the bailout provisions weren't in the public interest and ruled last October that it would no longer approve filings of contracts containing rating downgrades or similar bailout provisions.
South Korea agreed Wednesday to a $55 billion international bailout - the largest economic rescue plan ever - pledging in return to overhaul its economic system and put its debt-burdened financial system onto a sound footing.
In addition, outlays for the thrift bailout peaked at $66.
Parliament's term had more than a year to run and the wisest decision would have been to leave in place the coalition government, under the technocrat Prime Minister Loucas Papademos, to implement the bailout terms.
European nations finally gave some public indications this week that they may orchestrate some sort of bailout for Greece as investors grow increasingly concerned.
Over 95,000 people have visited the Web site, and the founders say they reflect a good representation of the bailout needs of America.
The chief executive of HSBC, Michael Geoghegan, said that the British government's bailout of the banking system had set a 'bad precedent.
We talk a good game about opposing bailouts but it looks like Treasury keeps getting rolled by the IMF," gripes a White House official.
WASHINGTON -- Political insiders considered the $700 billion Wall Street bailout inevitable heading into today's vote, but lawmakers reacted to grassroots pressure and the bailout failed by a wide 228-205 margin.
Times are tough and the government is taking a long time to get their act together, so while they're letting politics get in the way of helping people, we're here to give bailouts to as many people as possible.
Not surprisingly, bailouts did not work when the IMF tossed $40 billion at Argentina in December 2000 and $8 billion in August 2001.
Given that it is Turkey and Brazil that are likely to be the next candidates for bailouts, the temptation will be high for Washington to follow the path of least resistance and repeat the Argentina debacle.