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sink or swim

a situation in which you will fail if you do not make a lot of effort: When we started the business, it was sink or swim.
Translations of “sink or swim”
in Chinese (Traditional) 自己去闖,成敗全憑自己…
in Chinese (Simplified) 自己去闯,成败全凭自己…
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