To fall on your sword 承担责任

更新时间 2012年 10月 26日, 星期五 - 格林尼治标准时间12:36
Knights on horseback fight each other in a battle

Knights on horseback fight each other in a battle. Photo: BBC.

今日小常识

The honour of a Knighthood in the United Kingdom comes from the days of medieval chivalry. The King or Queen touches the person who is going to be knighted on the shoulders with a sword.

在英国荣誉骑士勋章源于中世纪的骑士制度。仪式的形式是在位的君主手持宝剑在授勋骑士的左右肩膀上点拍一下。

今日短语

短语“摔倒在自己的剑上” fall on your sword 的含义是一个人为一组人的行动造成的不良后果承担责任。

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.

请注意

另一个短语 to take the flack 有替罪羊的意思。

She's always taking the flack for things. Even when it's not her fault.

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