Bend over backwards 竭尽全力

更新时间 2012年 11月 7日, 星期三 - 格林尼治标准时间09:50
An ice skater performs a move in which he bends backwardsam Guards, Getty Images

Adam Rippon of the United States performs during the men's short program at ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Cup of China in Shanghai. Photo Eugene Hoshiko.

今日小常识

A contortionist is someone who performs by moving and twisting their body into unusual positions. In Mongolia, contortionists have entertained crowds for hundreds of years, where the activity is an important part of their culture. Most practitioners are women and start from around five years old.

柔术演员是一名能通过移动或扭曲的方式把自己身体摆到不寻常的位置的表演者。在蒙古,柔术演员为观众提供娱乐的历史已有好几百年了,这项表演是他们的文化中重要的一部分,大多数的表演者为女性,而且从5岁左右就开始接受训练了。

今日短语

短语 to bend over backwards 的意思是竭尽全力,想尽一切办法去做好某件事情。

例句

She bent over backwards to help her brother move house but he didn't say thank you.

I'm going to have to bend over backwards to organise the Christmas party.

She always bends over backwards to defend her boss.

请注意

另一个短语 drives you round the bend 意思是一件事情让你忍受不了或非常生气。

He never stops talking about cookery. It really drives me round the bend.

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