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  1. batten down the hatchesverb

    To prepare for trouble.

  2. Etymology: 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.

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  1. batten down the hatches

    A ship's hold or cargo hold is a space for carrying cargo in the ship's compartment.

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  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

Examples of batten down the hatches in a Sentence

  1. Peter Yapp:

    What will stop this is much higher levels of [ cyber ] security, instead of putting money into paying people after the event, we should be putting money in ahead of the event and making sure we batten down the hatches.

  2. 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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