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Rats leaving a sinking ship


Proof of a bad situation. ‘Rats’ refers to associates or employees and the fact that they are leaving a sinking ship demonstrates a quickly deteriorating situation.

“When the boss couldn’t cover the payroll,  we all left  immediately to look for other jobs like rats leaving a sinking ship.”


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