Bend over backwards 竭盡全力

更新時間 2012年 11月 7日, 星期三 - 格林尼治標準時間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.

今日小常識

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.

柔術演員是一名能通過移動或扭曲的方式把自己身體擺到不尋常的位置的表演者。在蒙古,柔術演員為觀眾提供娛樂的歷史已有好幾百年了,這項表演是他們的文化中重要的一部分,大多數的表演者為女性,而且從5歲左右就開始接受訓練了。

今日短語

短語 to bend over backwards 的意思是竭盡全力,想盡一切辦法去做好某件事情。

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.

請注意

另一個短語 drives you round the bend 意思是一件事情讓你忍受不了或非常生氣。

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

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