背水一戰

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Chinese[edit]

 
learn by heart; the back of the body; to be burdened; to carry on the back or shoulder
water; river
 
one; 1; single; a; (before verbs) as soon as, once; (before a noun) entire (family, etc.)
 
to fight; fight; war; battle
trad. (背水一戰)
simp. (背水一战)

Etymology[edit]

Literally: fight with one's back to the river

Pronunciation[edit]

Idiom[edit]

背水一戰

  1. to be forced to stand and fight; to make a desperate last stand