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打退堂鼓
Simplified 打退堂鼓
Traditional 打退堂鼓
Pin Yin
da3 tui4 tang2 gu3
English
  • back out
Examples:
1. 但是我毕竟不能打退堂鼓
But after all I could not recede.
2. 不要遇到一点困难就打退堂鼓
Don't back up the moment you run up against a little difficulty.
3. 我正要打退堂鼓呐,他却替我下了决心。
He made up my mind for me when I was starting to put things off.
4. 我知道我是不会打退堂鼓的。
I know that I will not be able to go backward.
5. 希望明天谁也不要打退堂鼓
I wish nobody would chicken out tomorrow.
6. 要是我们不能从别的地方弄到钱,那就只好赶紧打退堂鼓了。
If we don't get some extra money from somewhere we shall have to draw our horns in pretty sharply.
7. 这是詹姆斯第二次不表态了,也许他要打退堂鼓
It's the second time James straddled. Maybe he'll back out.
8. 现在要(在这笔交易)打退堂鼓为时已晚.
It's too late to back out (of the deal) now.
9. 到最后片刻,军方有可能打退堂鼓
The military might back off at the last moment.