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Hatch

A gateway or cover for a divide between decks of a ship. See also: International trade.
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Instead, Down the Hatch proves veggies and vegans can do everything meat-eaters can do (but better).
Time to batten down the hatches ahead of an inevitable recession?
Batten down the hatches everyone your hardearned money is about to disappear into one or other of Boris's fantasies.
Now the school holidays are here, the insurance giant is encouraging families to "batten down the hatches" and take extra care with their household possessions.
"But what I would say is it's time now for Manchester United to batten down the hatches and for Jose Mourinho and Ed Woodward to sort themselves out if there is a problem there."
BATTEN down the hatches - we are in for some rotten weather to start the weekend.
But as you prepare to batten down the hatches spare a thought for any elderly residents who might need a helping hand.
Instead of rain the show was hit by high winds, with tradestands warned the night before to batten down the hatches.
So please take heed and please don't take any chances - batten down the hatches, stay safe and look out for the vulnerable, for those who really can't take care of themselves.
Battening down the hatches for a Biblical collapse in oil revenues, Russia has warned that oil prices could stay as low as $40 a barrel for another 7 years.