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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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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.
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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.
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." (124-25) The subject of the dictation reminds us that schools were instrumental in the nationalistic effort to unite the French people by invoking a common ancestor, the Gauls, and their patriotic defense of France from invadors.
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.