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今日短语:承担责任 To fall on your sword

2015-03-03    来源:BBC英伦网    【      美国外教 在线口语培训

承担责任
To fall on your sword

【今日短语】

Fall on your sword 的字面意思是“摔倒在自己的剑上”,实际要表达的含义是某人为一组人的行动造成的不良后果承担责任。

例句

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

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

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

请注意:另一个意思相似的短语是 to take some flak - 受到很多批评。

例句

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


 

【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.

在英国授予荣誉骑士爵位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。

(BBC英伦网)



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