Definition of plug the gap or gaps in English:

plug the gap (or gaps)

Provide something that is lacking in a particular situation: the government is to borrow £29 billion to plug the gap in public spending
More example sentences
  • The Treasury is understood to have allocated an extra 60 million to DCMS to help plug the gap.
  • Meanwhile, Lee rushed up reserves to plug the gap.
  • Britain's banks are in no position to plug the gap.
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Pronunciation: ˈapəzɪt
adjective
apt in the circumstances or relation to something