To batten down the hatches


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Time to batten down the hatches ahead of an inevitable recession?
"We've got to batten down the hatches and put a team together ready for a really tough test against Cardiff Met on Saturday, when hopefully we can reach another final."
"But what I would say is it's time now for Manchester United to batten down the hatches and for Jose Mourinho and Ed Woodward to sort themselves out if there is a problem there."
But as you prepare to batten down the hatches spare a thought for any elderly residents who might need a helping hand.
While many businesses are treating the immediate post-Brexit period as 'business as usual', and hiring intentions overall still remain positive, there are signs that some organisations, particularly in the private sector, are preparing to batten down the hatches."
IT'S ALL TURNED SOUR FOR DAN TIME for Essex pub quiz magnate Daniel Lassman to batten down the hatches at The Apprentice last week as Alan Sugar had him in his squinty sights.
We'll need to batten down the hatches and hope we can produce a solid performance.
The decision to batten down the hatches was made in principle on 24 April 2012 by the Federal Council (government).
Weathermen are now urging people to batten down the hatches once again as the high winds continue.
Britons were warned to batten down the hatches over fears of falling roof tiles, cracking branches and damaged power lines.
The intimate Wolverhampton venue was the latest stopoff where it was necessary to batten down the hatches with 'sold-out' signs.