noun: 1. A desperate evacuation or retreat. 2. A crisis requiring drastic measures to avoid total disaster.
nanny state noun: A government regarded as having an excessive interest in the welfare of its citizens, as evidenced by public health measures, safety regulations, etc.
step-down Definition: (noun) A reduction in amount or size. Synonyms: diminution, decrease. Usage: Having just declared bankruptcy, Lester admitted that his grand plans for renovating his kitchen needed a drastic step-down. Discuss