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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.
: Thanks,
: Saxon

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.