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      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Taiwan
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Nov 2007
    • Posts: 24

    batten down the hatches

    Dear Sir,

    To take precaution against an impending huricane, can I say "to batten down the hatches when a hurricane is coming"? Or can I just say "to batten down before a storm"?

    Best regards,

    • Join Date: Oct 2006
    • Posts: 19,434

    Re: batten down the hatches

    Probably clearer to say "batten down the hatches" if talking about being on a boat. It is a standard idiom.


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