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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 and fixing of office interior works like storage units, Divan mattres, Sofa sets etc, For second floor to the work of construction of regional technical tower at 6th bn, Mangalagiri of guntur district
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He said there were four store rooms had been made in which several relief items had been kept like 1,597 rice bags, 8,800 plastic floor mats, 114 patients beds, 79 foam mattres, 87 side tables, 91 drip stands, 75 oil stoves, 49 lanterns, 38 plastic water bottles, 342 quilts, 35 padistal fans, two water pumps, 50 life jackets, 20 life rings and an engine boat in one store room.
Reconnaissance de la diversite sexuelle et education : quels defis pour les futurs mattres quebecois?
By the late 1960s and early '70s, Foran allows, the new insistent nationalism had little use for Richard, a relic of the days when Quebecois could not aspire to be mattres chez nous, much less authors of their own sovereignty.
Par contre en Occident, trouver un maTtre authentique ne s'avere pas une mince tache car il n'existe pas, a l'heure actuelle, de lignees de maTtres tout comme au pays du soleil levant.
Graham Butterfield's bum is so reliable in recognising different mattres fillings that his company decided to take out the unusual policy.
But for 1-800 Mattres, which had a store across the street from the World Trade Center, the terrorist attacks had a profound effect.
Cela faisait quelque chose de ce genre: "Les Romains etaient les mattres du monde (Louise, ne tenez pas votre plume comme un baton; -point virgule) -- mais la Gaule resista longtemps (Virginie, tenez-vous droite) a leur domination.
Although many spring bed producers use foreign technologies, PT Indofibre Mattres Industry --whose plant is located in Surabaya, East Java- uses a local technology, which the company has developed on the basis of the results of some research which it conducted in Indonesia.
workers today would be better off stuffing their Social Security taxes under a mattres than counting on benefits from the program.
Tenders are invited for Supply of PATIENT TROLLEY WITH OXYGEN CYLINDER CASE AND IV STAND WITH MATTRES
Each member-retailer receives a portion of the purchase price from 1-800-Mattres after it delivers the mattress.
Tenders are invited for Mattres 3 Inch Coir , 1 Inch Fome Sleepwell Or Similer Size:- 35 Inch X 72 Inch
There will be four new bed pillows and five new mattres pads, including one of each item in the company's 3.