go to the mattresses

go to the mattresses


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!



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What does the idiom ‘go to the mattresses’ mean?

The idiom go to the mattresses means “to deal with a difficult situation without being harmed or damaged”

How do you use ‘go to the mattresses’ in a sentence?

Example usage of idiom ‘go to the mattresses’: Newspapers have weathered the storm of online information by providing news online themselves.

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