Hard and fast

What does "Hard and fast" mean?

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A nautical phrase used when a ship was well and truly aground. Not just beached and bobbing in the waves but hard and fast on the shore.

See also: High and dry   

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Nautical Saying              



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