An adversarial or uncooperative attitude can easily scuttle any positive results and plunge the discussion into pointless hostility.
Though Space Adventure clients pay a fortune for their trip, there's no guarantee they'll actually make it. The slightest ailment could scuttle their plans.
No, nothing else, except an old birdcage (I wonder how that ever came there!) and a coal - scuttle.
How many it had cost in the amassing, what blood and sorrow, what good ships scuttled on the deep, what brave men walking the plank blindfold, what shot of cannon, what shame and lies and cruelty, perhaps no man alive could tell.
A decommissioned Australian navy ship sinks to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean after scuttled with its explosives.
But her ambitions appear to have been scuttled by a ham - fisted response to fiscal reform.
No detail was omitted, down to the lavatory-paper holder and the coal scuttle.