Batten Down the Hatches

Editorial

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – It is time to batten down the hatches, or as some would say in the U.S., button down the hatches - never being sticklers for formal details. According to Random House Webster's College Dictionary, the phrase means "to prepare to meet an emergency." After seeing the global and Brazilian stock market nose-dive, London in chaos, and Rio public buses under assault, it feels like the sky is falling.

Even in difficult times, idioms are great, and . . .

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