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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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mattress mambo

slang An act or instance of sexual intercourse. After flirting at the bar for a while, we went back to my place for a little bit of mattress mambo. My roommate's girlfriend is in town for the weekend, and I've had to listen to them doing the mattress mambo every since she got here.
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mattress mambo

n. an act of copulation. (Contrived.) I get my exercise doing the mattress mambo.
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Sleepyhead also comes with an easy and risk-free trial option which allows the consumer to return the mattress for a full refund within 100 nights of purchase.
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His advice would be to buy your new bed or mattress from a dealer that you can trust, preferably a high street retailer.
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After that early success, Gillman decided to expand mattress sales to some of his other store locations.
The alert stated that soiled mattresses can be a source of contamination during infection outbreaks, and FDA officials are concerned that fluid leakage due to worn mattress covers may be widespread and largely under-recognized.
Wisconsin, a state known for its aggressive recycling agenda, is getting its first full-service mattress recycler.
Precision Textiles launched a new hybrid product, EnVision, which is intended to bring sophistication, savings and convenience to mattress manufacturers through the marriage of its FR barrier and ticking fabric, both of which are laminated, thus eliminating the costly step of quilting.
The average person spends a third of their life asleep, so it is important to have a bed and mattress that will promote sweet dreams.
An announcement that recently came across this desk showed that mattress stores are a more-than-viable target for basic-bedding manufacturers.