Jump ship - If you leave a company or institution for another because it is doing badly, you are jumping ship.
Loose lips sink ships - To have loose lips means to have a big mouth, susceptible to talking about everything and everyone. Sinking ships refers to anything from small acquaintances to long and hearty relationships (with friends or a significant other). So when one says loose lips sink ships, one is basically saying if you can't shut up you are going to end hurting people, usually psychologically or emotionally.Loose lips sink ships comes from World War I and/or WWII, when sailors on leave from their ships might talk about what ship they sailed on or where it had come from, or where it was going. If they talked too much (had 'loose lips') they might accidentally provide the enemy with anecdotal information that might later cause their ship to be tracked, and bombed and sunk, hence 'Loose lips sink ships.' Later, it came to mean any excessive talk might sabotage a project.
Rudderless ship - If an organisation, company, government, etc, is like a rudderless ship, it has no clear direction and drifts about without reaching its goals.
Shape up or ship out - If someone has to shape up or ship out, they have to improve or leave their job, organisation, etc.
Ship came in - If your ship has come in, something very good has happened to you.
Spoil the ship for a ha'pworth of tar - (UK) If someone spoils the ship for a ha'pworth (halfpenny's worth) of tar, they spoil something completely by trying to make a small economy.
That ship has sailed - A particular opportunity has passed you by when that ship has sailed.
Tight ship - If you run a tight ship, you control an organization or business firmly to maximise performance.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. ship, schip, AS. scip,; akin to OFries. skip, OS. scip, D. schip, G. schiff, OHG. scif, Dan. skib, Sw. skeep, Icel. & Goth. skip,; of unknown origin. Cf. Equip Skiff Skipper
Had the ship struck on a rock, or could she be going down?
"Paul Gerrard" by W.H.G. Kingston
As he turned back to the ship, Turgan, followed by the crew of the ship, dashed up.
"Giants on the Earth" by Sterner St. Paul Meek
Ship after ship was put in commission, but no command was tendered to the distinguished American.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
However, I will rehearse the commanders of the ships, and all the ships.
"The Iliad of Homer (1873)" by Homer
A ship of mystery and shots.
"Dave Darrin After The Mine Layers" by H. Irving Hancock
He had bravely served from ship to ship through the whole of the war.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
The French ship, however, was in a still worse condition.
"The Rival Crusoes" by W.H.G. Kingston
The admiral sent all the ships of the squadron out of the bay, except his own flag-ship.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
We had a third mate (Titus), on board the ship who was to go on the other ship at Falmouth, and who was well acquainted here.
"Journal of Jasper Danckaerts, 1679-1680" by Jasper Danckaerts
Among them was the "Weymouth," a ship of forty guns, commanded by the well-known Captain Jumper.
"John Deane of Nottingham" by W.H.G. Kingston
Them was the days, sonnies,
Them was the men,
Them was the ships
As we'll never see again.
"What The Old Man Said" by Cicely Fox Smith
Ships pass, men pass,
The old ways grow strange,
All but the old faith
That knows not any change —
"The Queen's Ships" by Cicely Fox Smith
My heart it said na, and I looked for Jamie back,
But hard blew the winds, and his ship was a wrack;
His ship was a wrack--why didna Jamie dee?
Or why am I spared to cry, "Woe is me?"
"Auld Robin Gray" by Henry Morley
If ghosts should walk in Deptford, and ships return once more
To every well-known mooring and old familiar shore,
A sight it were to see there, of all fine sights there be,
The shadowy ships of Deptford come crowding in from sea.
"Ghosts In Deptford" by Cicely Fox Smith
A Ship on the sea! Yea, a Ship on the ocean—
Oh, wonderful beauty, oh, beautiful wonder !
Most lovely of shape and majestic of motion,
A silence more thrilling than thunder ! —
'Tis I! And who looks unadmiring at me,
A Ship on the sea ?
"Song Of A Ship" by John Joy Bell
"I wish I may lie where them ships lie, an' no more sail the sea,
An' drink the drink them dead men drank, poor sailormen like me,—
So let me drink if I forget, an' so for ever lie,
If ever I ship with square'eads more until the day I die."
"Squareheads" by Cicely Fox Smith
The fire-damaged container ship MSC Flaminia has been declared safe for passage through the English Channel but is awaiting approvals from nations along the ship's route to Wilhelmshaven, Germany.
The ship sank 44 years ago today after colliding with a Taiwanese steam ship in the Mississippi River near White Castle.
The nautical festivities associated with Fleet Week -- tours of boats, exhibitions of naval military might, parades of war ships and tall ships -- will be off the gaff.
The keyboards will ship directly from Korg USA in New York (shipping within the USA only).
Ship manager Andy Smith told the 'Houston Chronicle' the ship will remain open to visitors this weekend, but is set to close Monday, reports Associated Press.
The shipping company says it expects today to be the busiest shipping day of the year *and in its history.
When people think about shipping products and goods these days, they usually think about ships or trucks.
The samples are required for a study of a $300 million deepening of the harbor shipping channel so it can handle larger container ships.
Shipping includes professional packaging and shipping.
Shipping deadlines and Free Shipping Day .
The ore ship Edmund Fitzgerald , at one time the largest working ship on the Great Lakes.
Shipping deadlines and Free Shipping Day.
Survey ship HMS Echo become the first Royal Navy ship to visit Libya since the fall of Colonel Gaddafi .
Each day she watched for his ship, until the day word came that the ship and all hands were lost in a terrible storm.
Capes Shipping Agencies, a Norfolk, Va.-based ships agency and bulk coal freight forwarder, has expanded its operations in New Orleans, Houston and Portland, Ore.
This interface virtually realizes a SHIP channel with one end in the HW partition and one end in the SW partition of the system.
Systematic Transaction Level Modeling of Embedded Systems with SystemC
This aspect is crucial because of limited processing power of computers shipped.
The eel-like robot
If desired, the customer can specify different shipping address for different items in the cart.
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Different shipping addresses for different items in the cart.
A UI Design Case Study and a Prototype of a Travel Search Engine
Re call, the re la tion ship (19) was pro vided by the con di tion qa (x = 0) = qe (x = 0) used in with the same prob lem.
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