a sinking ship

used in various phrases to describe an organization or endeavor that is failing, usually in the context of criticizing someone for leaving it

they have fled like rats from a sinking ship


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  • a sinking ship — ► a sinking ship a failing organization or endeavour. Main Entry: ↑ship …   English terms dictionary

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  • a sinking ship — a failing organization or endeavour. → ship …   English new terms dictionary

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  • Slow Note From a Sinking Ship — Infobox Album | Name = Slow Note From A Sinking Ship Type = Album Artist = Portastatic Released = 1995 Genre = Indie rock Length = |55:25 Label = Merge Records Producer = Mac McCaughan and Jerry Kee Engineer + [Jerry Kee] and [Mac McCaughan]… …   Wikipedia

  • leave 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 — 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

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