When push comes to shove 危急关头 迫不得以采取行动

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今日短语

When push comes to shove 或 if push comes to shove 这两个短语的意思是“紧急关头、被迫不得以时采取行动”。

例句

He’s quite unreliable, but when push comes to shove I know he’ll be there to help.

Money is tight, but if push comes to shove we’ll have to get a loan.

请注意

另一个和“推 push”有关的表达 push the boat out 的意思是“花很多钱大肆庆祝”。

例句

I am going to push the boat out for my birthday this year.

He always pushes the boat out for parties.

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