When push comes to shove 危急關頭 迫不得以採取行動

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今日短語

When push comes to shove 或 if push comes to shove 這兩個短語的意思是「緊急關頭、被迫不得以時採取行動」。

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.

請注意

另一個和「推 push」有關的表達 push the boat out 的意思是「花很多錢大肆慶祝」。

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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