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burn one's bridges (behind one)

喻指自断一切退路;破釜沉舟;背水一战。

The family sold enerything before they migrated to Sweden; they burnt their bridges behind them.

在移居瑞典以前,他们已卖掉全部财产,他们是决心背水一战了。

Since Mary's father would not give his consent to her marriage to the man, she decided to burn her bridges and eloped with him.

因为玛丽的父亲不会同意她和那男人结婚,她决定破釜沉舟,和那男人私奔了。



























 
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