abandon ship meaning
- The order to take to the lifeboats when a ship is in danger
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.
- the order to abandon ship was given and hundreds of people plunged into the icy water.
- captain : we don't have other choices . abandon ship
- neither is ? failure, ? ? a for effort, ? ? abandon ship ? --
- neither is failure, a for effort, abandon ship-
- the captain issued the order to abandon ship