damn the torpedoes

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Used to dismiss the risks of a dangerous action.

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  • From "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!", a famous order issued by Admiral David Farragut during the Battle of Mobile Bay, a paraphrase of the actual order, "Damn the torpedoes! Four bells. Captain Drayton, go ahead! Jouett, full speed!".
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Submitted on September 01, 2009

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