on one’s beam ends 窮途末路、經濟拮据
A Day of Misfortune
…There was no possibility of taking a taxi because I’m on my beam ends until pay day next week. I seriously thought of calling the office to say I was sick, but I decided to go in and face the music….
片語: on one’s beam ends 窮途末路、經濟拮据 [ beam 樑、秤杆、光柱]
定義：to have very little money and so in difficulties 處於經濟拮据、窮途末路的狀況
1. Harry is on his beam ends and doesn’t know how he’s going to pay the rent this week.
2. Since their father lost his job, the family have been on their beam ends with scarcely enough food to feed the children.