Journey in Life: "Throw up the sponge" nghĩa là gì?

Thursday, December 20, 2018

"Throw up the sponge" nghĩa là gì?

Photo courtesy Petras Gagilas.

'Throw up the sponge' nghĩa là chịu thua, tung khăn trắng, giơ tay hàng.

Ví dụ
I then went to Nelson's manager, Jack Robinson, and advised that he throw up the sponge.

Okazaki threw his opponent to the mat and with an arm lock, which wrenched the muscles of Morris' right arm and forced him throw up the sponge. At first sight, it looked as if Morris' arm was broken, but after an examination by Dr. S. R. Brown, who was present in the audience, it was found that the muscles were merely badly wrenched.

“Dear Father, … If Old Kaiser Bill [nickname of the German leader Wilhelm II] only saw the preparations that have been made, he would throw up the sponge, I am sure” “The attack was at daybreak, we had to lie in the open trenches all the night: the morning turned out grey, cold and drizzling, everybody shivering and chilled to the bone.” “At the arranged time, to the absolute second, suddenly, as dawn was breaking, every gun on the whole front opened up. The roar of the heavy guns was deafening,”

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  1. pass the sponge over = bỏ qua, tha thứ (một lỗi lầm)

  2. Cũng đôi khi phải giơ tay hàng.