To go under the knife 接受手術治療

Image caption Surgeons performing an operation


所謂的 「到刀子下面 to go under the knife」 意思是動手術,接受手術治療。


England's best footballer won't play at the World Cup. He's going under the knife and won't recover in time for the start of the tournament.

I had tonsillitis eight times before doctors decided that I needed to go under the knife and have my tonsils removed.


不要把這個短語同 put to the sword 混淆,後者的意思是殺戮。

The captured soldiers should have been kept in a military prison but instead they were put to the sword. Hundreds were killed.