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用中文说: "Draw a line in the sand"

Draw a line in the sand

【中文】底线,限制

    Dǐxiàn, xiànzhì

【解释】A point (physical, decisional, etc.) beyond which one will proceed no further. 

【例句】

- The management drew a line in the sand and said that punctuality is a prerequisite for every staff member getting the basic salary.

 管理划了界限:准时上班是每位员工拿到基本工资的先决条件。

 Guǎnlǐ huàle jièxiàn: Zhǔnshí shàngbān shì měi wèi yuángōng ná dào jīběn gōngzī de xiānjué tiáojiàn.

- I am drawing a line in the sand: office flirting is unacceptable.

 我不接受办公室打情骂俏,这是我的底线。

 Wǒ bù jiēshòu bàngōngshì dǎ qíng mà qiào, zhè shì wǒ de dǐxiàn.

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