Then Harris walked onto the postage stamp-sized stage, flashed that beauty queen smile and urged her crowd to hunker down.
When life gets traumatic do you prefer to hunker down and grieve in private, or open up to others?
I needed to hunker down for a couple of years with my family.
"to squat, crouch," 1720, Scottish, of uncertain origin, possibly from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse huka "to crouch," hoka, hokra "to crawl." Hunker down, Southern U.S. dialectal phrase, popularized c.1965, from northern British hunker "haunch." Related: Hunkered; hunkering.
[fr southern US fr northern British dialect hunker, ''haunch'']