Damn The Torpedoes Meaning

(idiomatic) Used to dismiss the risks of a dangerous action.

Example: Damn the torpedoes! Four bells. Captain Drayton, go ahead! Jouett, full speed! -- David Farragut
1991 January 27, “Did Hollywood Sit on 'Fences'?”, New York Times:
  There's too much attention paid to the wrong issues. Let's just damn the torpedoes and get it done.

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