Then Harris walked onto the postage stamp-sized stage, flashed that beauty queen smile and urged her crowd to hunker down.
Netanyahu wants Israel to hunker down in the face of Mideast revolution.
“His experience says if you just hunker down, these things will blow over,” Moore said.
Ignoring warnings to hunker down, determined New Yorkers go about their business—and hit the bars.
But I had to hunker down and do my job, live shot after live shot.
“Peter Rice is going to hunker down and learn a new business,” says a prominent producer.
“hunker down” was also the advice given—though much more avuncularly—by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Others, like Pollack of the Crime Lab, suggest that shaking up the well-to-do would likely only cause them to hunker down.
I needed to hunker down for a couple of years with my family.
“The news is slanting in different directions,” Tom complains as he and Vickie hunker down in a bar.
"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'']