But given the hyperkinetic demands of the modern-day action movie, drastic measures are needed to weld hero and villain together.
But we needed to take care of business—and so back to the drastic solution.
There may well be cases where mental illness has set in and become so drastic that hugs alone would be comically insufficient.
As a footnote, the Devil's team said Sadat would have been far more unpredictable and prone to drastic action.
Her physical appearance is a big part of her personality, and I think that was a drastic change for her.
The Nationalist movement neared its most drastic ordeal in 1936.
He felt that the time had come for action of a quick and drastic nature.
When this prophecy proved to be alarmingly true, a drastic method was adopted to save the Bourbons.
drastic improvements in housing, feeding, and sanitation in the towns themselves.
They attempted, therefore, no drastic cutting down of weight.
1690s, originally medical, "forceful, vigorous, especially in effect on bowels," from Greek drastikos "effective, efficacious; active, violent," from drasteon "(thing) to be done," from dran "to do, act, perform." Sense of "extreme, severe" is first recorded 1808. Related: Drastically.