abandon ship meaning

  "abandon ship" in a sentence
  • The order to take to the lifeboats when a ship is in danger

  • [American slang]
    1. Lit. to leave a sinking ship.
      The captain ordered the crew and passengers to abandon ship.
    2. Fig. to leave a failing enterprise.
      A lot of the younger people are abandoning ship because they can get jobs elsewhere easily.


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  1. the order to abandon ship was given and hundreds of people plunged into the icy water.
  2. captain : we don't have other choices . abandon ship
  3. neither is ? failure, ? ? a for effort, ? ? abandon ship ? --
  4. neither is failure, a for effort, abandon ship-
  5. the captain issued the order to abandon ship

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