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Too many in the construction industry are hanging on for grim death to the status quo of outdated attitudes and mediocre standards in the mistaken belief that they cost less and that they will support a suicidal reduction in margins demanded by the marketplace.
Gowell said: "It's been a while since I've had a good sprint like that so in the end I just hung on for grim death to give Gareth a chance going into the last leg.
The roared response of the other thrill-seekers on the Speedway ride never sounded more threatening, given I was hanging on to the handlebars of my "bike" for grim death as my backside slipped increasingly off the saddle and into oblivion.
We lost the momentum, they gained it and we were hanging on for grim death at the end.
We hung on for grim death as we soared heavenwards and once we worked up the nerve to actually open our eyes, we got a fabulous view of Newcastle.
He could have sneaked another couple - but at the end it was the Black Cats hanging on for grim death as Crewe desperately tried to halt the slump which had seen them ship 11 goals in their previous three matches as they unerringly sink back into relegation trouble.
I'm on an electricity box attached to the wall and balancing and hanging on for grim death because it was a 100ft drop.
The Scots were hanging on for grim death in their own 22 as wave followed wave of England attacks.
Whichever way up, our Alan was feeling no pain as he lurched into the night from the Electric, Notting Hill, clinging on to a fancy-dressed pal for grim death.
But, Craig Stiens, Leek, and Marcus Griffiths were unable to convert good chances while late appeals for a penalty went unheeded as the home side clung on for grim death to secure a famous victory.
Nevertheless, United were stretched all the way by the bottom of the table visitors who netted early - then hung on for grim death.
The Premiership has become a procession with two for the title, two more for the Champions League, the next four in the UEFA Cup shake up with the rest clinging on to the cash cow for grim death hoping not to be the one without a seat when the music stops next May.