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Daemon
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like rats abandoning a sinking ship

With great haste and having only personal well-being in mind. (Typically said of people who begin abandoning something or someone that is failing or about to fail.) More...

raghd muhi al-deen
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like rats abandoning a sinking ship
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like rats abandoning a sinking ship
With great haste and having only personal well-being in mind. (Typically said of people who begin abandoning something or someone that is failing or about to fail.) I knew the business was doomed when employees started quitting en masse, like rats abandoning a sinking ship. Like rats abandoning a sinking ship, the disgraced athlete's corporate sponsors began pulling their sponsorships one after another.
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TheParser
Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017 9:27:12 AM
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For 30 years, a certain man (his name is not important for this post) has been a super important motion picture producer in Hollywood.

And for 30 years, many people in Hollywood knew that he was supposedly treating women in a rude manner.

For certain reasons, the newspapers and TV stations never reported this news to us ordinary people.

Then a few weeks ago, an important newspaper decided that it was now the right time to report the news.

He now no longer has a job.

His wife is leaving him.

His "friends" are telling everyone that they are shocked (shocked!) by the news and that they now think he is a bad, bad man.

Everyone who once went to his parties and begged to be actors in his movies are now like rats abandoning a sinking ship.

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Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017 2:09:08 PM
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Rats may abandon a stinking ship once the holds are open for airing.
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