abandon a sinking ship


abandon a sinking ship
evacuate a ship that is sinking into the sea; leave a group or company because it is headed for failure

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • abandon a sinking ship — leave/abandon/desert/a sinking ship phrase to stop being involved in something that is becoming less and less successful Senior executives at the company were the first to desert the sinking ship. Thesaurus: to stop doing somethingsynonym to kil …   Useful english dictionary

  • leave a sinking ship — leave/abandon/desert/a sinking ship phrase to stop being involved in something that is becoming less and less successful Senior executives at the company were the first to desert the sinking ship. Thesaurus: to stop doing somethingsynonym to kil …   Useful english dictionary

  • desert a sinking ship — leave/abandon/desert/a sinking ship phrase to stop being involved in something that is becoming less and less successful Senior executives at the company were the first to desert the sinking ship. Thesaurus: to stop doing somethingsynonym to kil …   Useful english dictionary

  • abandon — abandon1 abandonable, adj. abandoner, n. abandonment, n. /euh ban deuhn/, v.t. 1. to leave completely and finally; forsake utterly; desert: to abandon one s farm; to abandon a child; to abandon a sinking ship. 2. to give up; discontinue; withdraw …   Universalium

  • abandon — I a•ban•don [[t]əˈbæn dən[/t]] v. t. 1) to leave completely and finally; forsake utterly; desert: to abandon a child; to abandon a sinking ship[/ex] 2) to give up; discontinue; withdraw from: to abandon a project; to abandon hope[/ex] 3) to give… …   From formal English to slang

  • abandon ship — The order to take to the lifeboats when a ship is in danger • • • Main Entry: ↑abandon * * * leave a ship because it is sinking * * * abandon ship see ↑abandon, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑ship …   Useful english dictionary

  • ship — I UK [ʃɪp] / US noun [countable] Word forms ship : singular ship plural ships *** a) a very large boat used for carrying people or goods long distances His ship sailed from Pearl Harbor on Monday. a cargo/cruise/supply ship on board/aboard ship:… …   English dictionary

  • ship — ship1 [ ʃıp ] noun count *** a very large boat used for carrying people or goods long distances: His ship sailed from Pearl Harbor on Monday. a cargo/cruise/supply ship on board/aboard ship: There were over 350 passengers aboard the ship. a.… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Sinking of Prince of Wales and Repulse — Infobox Military Conflict conflict= Sinking of Prince of Wales and Repulse caption= Prince of Wales (left, front) and Repulse (left, behind) under attack by Japanese aircraft. A destroyer Electra or Express is in the foreground. partof=World War… …   Wikipedia

  • ship — I n. 1) to build; refit a ship 2) to christen; launch a ship 3) to navigate; sail a ship 4) to scuttle; sink; torpedo a ship 5) to abandon ship (when it is sinking) 6) to jump ship ( to desert from a ship s crew ) 7) to raise a sunken ship 8) to… …   Combinatory dictionary


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