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go to the mattresses

To enter into or prepare for a lengthy war, battle, or conflict; to adopt a combative or warlike position. While the true origin is uncertain, the phrase was popularized in English by The Godfather novel and films, where it referred to warring mafia families housing their soldiers in small, secure apartments to await orders. While Republicans have shown some flexibility over other contentious issues, it looks as though they're ready to go to the mattresses over the issue of gun control. We'll go to the mattresses if that's what it takes to defend ourselves!
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Tenders are invited for Supply of lrb wool matresses
Four tenders for the Supply of (a) fire extinguishing equipment & tools including water and foam guns among other similar tools, (b) 150 safety leather shoes and 150 helmets, (c) machines & tools for breakthrough & rescue work including saws and similar, also (d) 125 matresses, pillows and beds among other similar items.
He said the aid includes material relief items, like food baskets, tents, blankets, ready-made homes and matresses.
Willem de Wet of Tsumkwe Country Lodge (middle) has made an urgent plea to the business community to assist the Bushmen in and around Tsumkwe with food, baby bottles, clothing, blankets and matresses.
They include Au6,764 on a new sofa suite, Au3,600 on window locks, Au760 on window seat cushions, Au275 on lampshades and Au90 on matresses and sheets.
Swedish beds and matresses manufacturer Hilding Anders International AB said on Tuesday (8 January) that it will enter the German market by establishing a sales operation in Frankfurt.
The hideout, made from dumped matresses and other scraps of rubbish, was found at the Burford Road playing fields.
And his business The Back Shop on Dublin's Exchequer Street offers specially designed bed matresses, chairs and car seat moulds which ensure the spine remains in the perfect "S" posture.
Tenders are invited for Supply of coir matresses to govt.
Tenders are invited for Single Bed Matresses Size 78 Inch X 36 Inch X 4 Inch Make Sleepwell Or Similar
Tenders are invited for procurement of lrb matresses
Tenders are invited for procurement of lrb matresses LRB Mattresses 75mm thick, density-100kg/m3, LRB Mattresses 75mm thick, density-150kg/m3
C Matresses & other items in connection with R/R to Non Durable Furniture in MPs Flats/Bunglows under Sub Div-IV of PaWD-I dg 16-17.
Tenders are invited for Double Bed Matresses Size 6 Feet X 6 Feet With Pu Foam Of 40 Density, Quilted Cotton Cover With 10 Mm Foam Of Kurlon, Sleepwell, Metro Etc.
Tenders are invited for Supply of Bedroom acessary- matresses,bed sheets,pillows,blanket,quilts,curtains etc.