on the back foot
- outmanoeuvred by a competitor or opponent; at a disadvantage
- outmaneuvered by a competitor or opponent; at a disadvantage
Oxford American Dictionary
shoot yourself IN the foot 不是字面意思 而是說一個人說了蠢話或做了蠢事 給自己惹麻煩 想想看: 獵人射擊時 槍口應該要朝著獵物嘛 居然有人笨到打到自己的腳 有夠蠢 原句的意思是: 大衛跟他老爸那樣頂嘴(talk back) 真是自討苦吃
...g. Claire blisteringly called for her boyfriend carrying on her the back by foot for a mile because of his late arrival. 由於男朋友遲到,Claire要求他...
... of industriousness and hard work. But America was not solely on the backs of the hardworking. The propped-up feet of lazy people have been responsible for much of the advancement in our workplace...