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clutch/grasp at straws - definition and synonyms


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  1. to try to find anything at all that will help you or give you hope in a difficult situation, when it is likely that you will find nothing

    She knew she was clutching at straws, thinking he might help her.

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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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