Fall at the first hurdle 倒在第一关

更新时间 2012年 8月 8日, 星期三 - 格林尼治标准时间11:46
China's Liu Xiang falls at the first barrier in the men's 110m hurdles.

China's Liu Xiang falls after crashing into the first hurdle during the men's 110m hurdles in London 2012. Photo: Lucy Nicholson.

今日短语

如果你 fall at the first hurdle, 意思就是在做某件事情的时候,在一开始就犯了错误或失败了。

今日小常识

Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang's Olympic dreams were shattered for a second time when the athlete unfortunately crashed at the first barrier in the 110m hurdles heats in London. The former world-record holder also had a hard time at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, when he managed just a few strides of the race before having to stop with an injury. Xiang won gold in Athens 2004.

中国百米跨栏运动员刘祥的奥运梦想再次破灭,在预赛中他不幸在第一栏摔倒。这与2008年北京奥运的情形一样,当时他也是因受伤病困扰跑出几步后就不得不退出比赛。这名2004年雅典奥运的百米跨栏金牌运动员最后坐轮椅离开了奥运主场馆。

例句

The football team fell at the first hurdle when they were knocked out of the tournament in the opening game.

My plan to travel the world fell at the first hurdle when I realised I'd lost my passport before I even left the country.

His efforts to save money fell at the first hurdle when the washing machine broke down and he had to buy a new one.

请注意

另一个短语 fall or bend over backwards 意思是为取悦他人而竭尽全力。

I fell over backwards to make a nice meal for my mother-in-law.

I always bend over backwards to make sure my work is accurate.

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