Others batten down their shutters.
United had to batten down the hatches.
Best batten down the hatches because we will be in for a very bumpy ride.
Xi told the officials, faces major risks on all fronts and must batten down the hatches.
“It’s time to batten down the hatches,” he says.
Their attitude was batten down the hatches in case you might die.
A chippie comes to batten down a floorboard, and they all go again.
Now that it seems much more dangerous, the natural reaction is to batten down the hatches.
I was ready to batten down the hatches and crawl into the submarine of my own paranoia when I met Zoe.
Surrey need to batten down the hatches at The Oval after the Sam Curran at No.3 experiment failed to take off.
When the winds of winter come whipping through your door, batten down the hatches and cook a comforting hotpot.
The fear that there may be more horrors to come will make banks eager to batten down the hatches still tighter.
Take these messages, add to them bleak surveys of business confidence worldwide, and you might decide to batten down the hatches for a coming storm.
He told the Commons Transport Committee: "The idea that the UK could completely batten down its hatches and remain battened down for a year is mistaken.
"We continue to batten down the hatches: planning on growth to be completely organic over the next two-three quarters, not experimenting much with side projects."
It may be that thriving firms allow themselves the luxury of attending to social issues such as board diversity, whereas poorly performing ones batten down the hatches.
And David Grann says that he plans to batten down by downloading episodes of the BBC show “Luther” to his iPad, and picking out “a time-forgetting book like ‘Epitaph for a Spy.’”
Though this survey was conducted just before the Motor City declared bankruptcy, residents may have taken their city's storied history of financial woes to heart and decided to batten down the hatches.
Lawyer Martyn Day, of Leigh Day, who orchestrated the 2013 settlement but is not involved in the second case, said: “It looks like the government has decided to batten down the hatches and fight them on the beaches and never surrender.
In the meantime, while my selfish Twitter correspondent trumpets to the world how they’re alright in the face of the falling pound, much of the rest of the country is just going to have to batten down the hatches and prepare tor another tough few years.
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