sinking ship


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sinking ship

A mutual fund that has a substantial outflow of funds because of its weak investment performance.
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An hour later the form of Janette Harford, invisible in the darkness and spray, was torn from my grasp by the cruel vortex of the sinking ship, and I fainted in the cordage of the floating mast to which I had lashed myself.
And how many things that he wouldn't lose for the world will he have to give up before he is thirty, I reflected sententiously,--give up at last, maybe, with a stony indifference, as men on a sinking ship take no thought of the gold and specie in the hold.
You thought that I was ruined, and you scudded like rats from a sinking ship. Well, I found you out, and a jolly good thing too.
They know the sinking ship and leave her, no one knows how or whither.
Summary: Nagpur (Maharashtra) [India], Sept 1 (ANI): Taking a dig at those who have recently left the party and joined other parties, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Sunday said that rats are the first to leave the sinking ship.
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana earlier said that a Chinese vessel rammed a Filipino boat at Recto Bank in the West Philippine Sea and abandoned the sinking ship with 22 fishermen.
However, Mr Hammond and his crew who are now on a sinking ship in rough weather obviously have not heard of the lifeboat service, RNLI.
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Carpathia, which was 67 miles away when it received the signal, took just three-and-a-half hours to reach the sinking ship. It took on the 705 survivors of the disaster from the Titanic's 20 lifeboats.
They want our money otherwise Germany will have to cough up more to keep their sinking ship afloat.
Finally, a passenger vessel was sent out to rescue the people onboard the sinking ship. All 12 were rescued without incident.
Logic says if you wanted to save this sinking ship, you'd be on the phone, right now, asking me "Fred, how do we save the ship?"