What does batten down the hatches mean?

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  1. batten down the hatches(Verb)

    To prepare for trouble.

  2. Origin: From the practice aboard a ship of sealing hatches to prevent water getting below-decks in a storm by using covers secured by strips of material, called battens, firmly attached to the frame of the hatch opening.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of batten down the hatches in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of batten down the hatches in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Andy Forster:

    For the last couple of years, it's been more about batten down the hatches and cost control. They may be changing the focus slightly now.

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