Posted by Bruce Kahl on February 09, 2003
In Reply to: Meaning posted by Saxon on February 09, 2003
: What does "don't give up the ship" mean? And
where does is orginate.
It means to keep on trying or
working on something till you get it right. It means not to throw in the towel
and give up.
Someone else will probably post for you who said it, where and when.
It probably was some famous British sea captain or admiral.