nip in the bud
- . to put an end to (an idea, movement, etc) in its initial stages
Example Sentences Including 'nip in the bud'
For example, it has been alleged that it was driven by a desire to nip in the bud a nascent Palestinian ceasefire offer.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
So what about trying to nip in the bud the annual crush before it gets out of hand?
Courier, Sunday Mail (2005)
There had been a worrying trend recently to make Saturday the day they `did things together' which Keith was hoping to nip in the bud.
MR GOLIGHTLY'S HOLIDAY (2003)
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