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    the victims of our own success 自作自受、自身成功的犧牲品自討苦吃

    A Letter of Apology
    A chief executive replies to a letter of complaint
                                                             15 April, 2019
    Dear Mrs. Wood,
    ….前文略
    Our entire range of furniture, and especially the sofa beds, sold like hot cakes. This meant that, to some extent, we were the victims of our own success. We simply did not have enough stock in our warehouses to meet the extraordinary demand. We had been prepared for the race against time to get all the orders fulfilled before Christmas, but not with the lack of product.
    道歉信函
    一家公司的最高主管針對顧客所給的道歉回信
    …我們所有系列的家具,特別是沙發床,簡直成了搶手貨、人人搶買。換句話說,就某種程度而言,就是自作自受。我們的倉庫存量根本不足以應付訂單的額外需求。在聖誕節之前,我們和時間賽跑,努力處理所有的訂單,但是產量依然不足。

      片語: the victims of our own success 自作自受、自身成功的犧牲品自討苦吃
     定義:to indicate that success has brought someone unexpected disdvantages as well as advantages. 意味著某件成功的事件同時也帶來意外的缺點
     例句:
    1. Jon is the victim of her own success; she started off making clothes at home for a few friends to make some extra money and now she has far more orders than she can possibly cope with.
    Jon是自作自受;她自己在家兼職幫一些朋友製作衣服賺外快,然而現在她的訂單多到自己根本無法應付。

    2. Bob’s first novel got good reviews but he is a victim of his own success; now the publishers want him to write another one by the end of the year, but he just doesn’t have the time to do so.
    Bob寫的第一本小說得到很好的回響,但是他是自身成功的犧牲品自討苦吃,現在出版社要求他在年底之前寫第二本書,然而他根本沒有時間寫書。

                                                                 (本單元由嘉義縣朴子國中李祈慧老師提供)


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