To enter into or prepare for a lengthy war, battle, or conflict; to adopt a combative or warlike position.
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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The idiom ‘go to the mattresses’ means “to deal with a difficult situation without being harmed or damaged”
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