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slip/lose your moorings - definition and synonyms


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  1. to lose your sense of what is right

    The Church of England has launched a fierce new attack on bankers accusing them of greed and having "slipped their moral moorings".

    This meaning is based on one submitted to the Open Dictionary from United Kingdom on 31/12/2013
See also main entry: mooring
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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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