steady the ship

steady the ship

1. To steer a ship so that it sails smoothly. I'm really glad they've steadied the ship—those waves were making me so nauseous!
2. By extension, to restore calm and order to a situation. I just recently got divorced, so I hope my mother moving in and helping with the kids will steady the ship. We just hired a new supervisor to steady the ship after this merger.
See also: ship, steady
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In reply, Marton lost early wickets, but Matthew Perilli made 71 to steady the ship and in the end they made 179-8.
Pocari Sweat hopes to steady the ship after a wobbly end to the elimination round when it takes on Air Force in the playoffs of the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference on Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
But the situation for me is to help steady the ship.
The latest of those was a 26-10 reverse at Gloucester, Gene hoping he can steady the ship ahead of tomorrow's visit of league leaders Oldham.
Essien managed to steady the ship and bring in some important shareholders to strengthen Ecobank's capital base.
It was a fabulous day for me so it's nice to get the opportunity now, when it's a bit hectic again, to try to steady the ship.
He did so well there last year but something may have gone on between Tony and someone at the club and Keith Millen has had to steady the ship.
That process has started by attempting to steady the ship in their remaining games in Super League before planning for a life in the Championship and, hopefully, a quick top-flight return.
Cameron quit the club in the wake of a poor run of results with Nicholl now hoping to steady the ship and lead Cowden to safety.
New manager Dean Saunders has been brought in to steady the ship, but most of the quality in the squad has been sold and they will do well just to keep clear of a relegation fight.
It has taken Nigel Pearson time to steady the ship after taking over from Sven Goran Eriksson.
It was left to Gareth Williams (41) to steady the ship after Aussie import Tim Buszard and talented Oundle School ace George Johansen had both fallen for 23 each.
Coach Jason Hyatt said: "We are delighted as new boys to the Premiership that after three games we have nine points, but, just as importantly, the boys are playing with confidence and conviction" It was Llandovery's third consecutive defeat of the season and the new coaching team of Lyndon Lewis and Euros Evans look to have all their work cut out to steady the ship Tonmawr took advantage of the sin-binning of lock Gyles Vaughan by scoring three tries in eight minutes to effectively seal the game by half-time.
Uncertainties around the US market, combined with the credit crunch and the weakening UK housing market, as well as business concerns regarding slowing orders, suggest a quarter point cut in rates is needed to steady the ship.
Hall were soon 8 for two but Danny Nolan helped to steady the ship.