leave a sinking ship

to stop being involved in something that is becoming less and less successful

Senior executives at the company were the first to desert the sinking ship.

Thesaurus: to stop doing somethingsynonym to kill a person or animalsynonym
Main entry: ship

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • abandon a sinking ship — leave/abandon/desert/a sinking ship phrase to stop being involved in something that is becoming less and less successful Senior executives at the company were the first to desert the sinking ship. Thesaurus: to stop doing somethingsynonym to kil …   Useful english dictionary

  • desert a sinking ship — leave/abandon/desert/a sinking ship phrase to stop being involved in something that is becoming less and less successful Senior executives at the company were the first to desert the sinking ship. Thesaurus: to stop doing somethingsynonym to kil …   Useful english dictionary

  • abandon a sinking ship — evacuate a ship that is sinking into the sea; leave a group or company because it is headed for failure …   English contemporary dictionary

  • like a rat deserting a sinking ship — If people leave a company because they know that it s about to have serious problems, or turn their back on a person about to be in a similar situation, they are said to be like rats deserting a sinking ship …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • like rats deserting a sinking ship — phrase in a hurry to leave when problems develop Thesaurus: to leave a club, organization or groupsynonym club membership and joining a club, organization or grouphyponym Main entry: rat …   Useful english dictionary

  • like a rat deserting a sinking ship —    If people leave a company because they know that it s about to have serious problems, or turn their back on a person about to be in a similar situation, they are said to be like rats deserting a sinking ship.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Like a rat deserting a sinking ship —   If people leave a company because they know that it s about to have serious problems, or turn their back on a person about to be in a similar situation, they are said to be like rats deserting a sinking ship …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • (like rats) deserting a sinking ship — (like rats) deserting/leaving a sinking ˈship f21 idiom (humorous, disapproving) used to talk about people who leave an organization, a company, etc. that is having difficulties, without caring about the people who are left Main entry: ↑sinkidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • (like rats) leaving a sinking ship — (like rats) deserting/leaving a sinking ˈship f21 idiom (humorous, disapproving) used to talk about people who leave an organization, a company, etc. that is having difficulties, without caring about the people who are left Main entry: ↑sinkidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • like rats deserting a sinking ship — in a hurry to leave when problems develop …   English dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.