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drop anchor

To let down the anchor to secure a ship. We've been sailing all day, and here seems like a good enough spot to drop anchor, don't you think?
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Dropping anchor does not control the storm, or make it go away; it just holds you steady so you don't get swept away by it.
Ahoy mateys Kids show Everybody loves pirates and the most famous buccaneer of them all, Long John Silver along with some of his ferocious friends, will be dropping anchor in East Kilbride Arts Centre on July 1 to perform Stevenson's classic, Treasure Island.
An Italian-registered trade ship has been detained by the Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) nearby Pangkor Island for illegally dropping anchor in Malaysian waters.
Ledesma joined Michael Cheika's backroom staff in July and his effect is already being felt with a couple of scrums against the Fijians dropping anchor into the Cardiff turf.
Three months after dropping anchor on its maritime route between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, America Cruise Ferries resumed offering the service today, following a $6 million mechanical and esthetic remodeling of the Caribbean Fantasy ship, reports News Is My Business (July 18, 2014).