In the end, she made a drastic over-calculation and lost the ground battle.
The main objects of these drastic alterations have been thought to have been two-fold.
Drastic measures were necessary to limit expenditure and to provide new sources of revenue.
Well, that would be a little drastic, but it wouldn't hurt us to use some alternate methods to pest control.
This was accompanied in Europe by a drastic weeding out of Miocene types, ultimately leaving the flora pretty much as it now exists.