English version

abandon ship

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishabandon shipabandon shipESCAPEto leave a ship because it is sinking abandon
Examples from the Corpus
abandon shipHe was discouraged, ready to abandon ship.Of course I don't want to abandon ship.We make ready to abandon ship!The crew now wanted to abandon ship, and a few minutes later red flares were seen dead ahead.I don't understand why Andropulos and the others didn't abandon ship earlier.They enrolled here expecting much and are reluctant to abandon ship, though I have argued with them.
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