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    fight tooth and nail 竭盡所能地、不畏險阻地…

    Context:
    Closure of a Local Bookshop
    Book-lovers will be sad to hear that the owners of Morton’s, the well-known high street bookshop, have announced its closure. The family-owned bookshop has been selling its wares in the town for more than 50 years and it will be sorely missed.
    Mr. Robert Morton said last night, “We are having to close because of financial circumstances. It is Hobson’s choice. We have fought tooth and nail to keep the shop open, but our efforts have been unsuccessful. Now we have decided that enough is enough.
    [前文詳見上期]
    一家在地書店的歇業通知
    Morton’s的管理人正式宣布歇業;它是當地一家高知名度、老字號的街口書店,相信愛書人一定會感到相當惋惜。這個家族代代傳承的老書店已經在當地經營了超過50年,大家未來都會想念這家店。
    Robert Morton昨晚宣布「因為一些經營上的問題,我們不得不宣布關閉。我們真的是毫無選擇了。其實我們已經竭盡所能地想要保住這家店,但是這些努力宣告失敗。最後我們決定,真的是夠了。」

    • 片語: fight tooth and nail 竭盡所能地、不畏險阻地
    • 定義: Try very hard to achieve or keep something, despite difficulties or attempts to prevent you doing so.
    • 例句:
    • The protesters will fight tooth and nail to prevent developers from demolishing the historical building.

    這群抗議者將會竭盡所能地阻擋開發商毀掉這個歷史建築。

    • The landlord was trying to evict the tenants from his property and they had to fight tooth and nail to keep their homes.

    這個地主試著要將他的房客逐出現有的住所,所以這些房客必須竭盡所能地保住他們的家。


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