1. Phrase meaning to continue with the planned course of action despite known risks. Phrase quotes David Farragut, an officer in the Union navy in the Civil War. After receiving a warning about torpedoes (water mines) in the water ahead, he uttered the famous phrase.
2. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' third release.
1. Friend:"Don't go there, she's a real black widow. She wussified her last boyfriend.
Reckless young man:"Damn the Torpedoes, I'd hit that."