any port in a storm

Definition of any port in a storm

  1. —used to say that a person will use anyone or anything for comfort, help, etc., when in a bad situation “I know she's lonely, but I can't believe she's going out with that guy.” “Well, you know what they say: any port in a storm.”

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a place where ships may ride secure from storms :  haven

    :  a harbor town or city where ships may take on or discharge cargo

    :  airport

  1. :  gate

    :  an opening (as in a valve seat or valve face) for intake or exhaust of a fluid

    :  the area of opening in a cylinder face of a passageway for the working fluid in an engine

  1. :  the manner of bearing oneself

    :  state

    :  the position in which a military weapon is carried at the command port arms

  1. :  the left side of a ship or aircraft looking forward —called also larboard — compare starboard

  1. :  a sweet fortified wine of rich taste and aroma made in Portugal

    :  a similar wine made elsewhere

  1. :  to translate (software) into a version for another computer or operating system

  1. :  a disturbance of the atmosphere marked by wind and usually by rain, snow, hail, sleet, or thunder and lightning

    :  a heavy fall of rain, snow, or hail

    :  wind having a speed of 64 to 72 miles (103 to 117 kilometers) per hour

  1. :  to blow with violence

    :  to rain, hail, snow, or sleet vigorously

    :  to attack by storm

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to cast off or become cast off

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