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batten down the hatches

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbatten down the hatchesbatten down the hatchesa) PREPAREto prepare yourself for a period of difficulty or trouble b) TTWto firmly fasten the entrances to the lower part of a ship batten
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batten down the hatchesBusinesses are focused on survival - everyone's battening down the hatches.
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