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Dictionary of American idioms
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abandon ship

abandon ship
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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