To fall on your sword 承擔責任

Sword fighting
Image caption The metal coverings that is worn to protect the body in a battle is called 'armour'

今日短語

Fall on your sword 的字面意思是「摔倒在自己的劍上」,實際要表達的含義是某人為一組人的行動造成的不良後果承擔責任。

例句

He doesn't think he's to blame – but he's falling on his sword anyway.

She's going to resign - she's falling on her sword even though it's not her fault.

He is the boss – it's only right he's falling on his sword this time.

請注意

另一個意思相似的短語是 to take some flak - 受到很多批評。

例句

She always takes some flak for things. Even when it's not her fault.

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