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batten down the hatches

to fasten the entrances to the lower part of a ship using wooden boards
to prepare for a difficult situation: When you're coming down with flu all you can do is batten down the hatches and wait for it to pass.
(Definition of batten down the hatches from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “batten down the hatches”
in Chinese (Simplified) 钉上扣板密闭舱口,封舱, 准备面对困境…
in Chinese (Traditional) 釘上扣板密閉艙口,封艙, 準備面對困境…
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