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burn your boats/bridges

If you are in a ​situation and you burn ​yourboats/​bridges, you ​destroy all ​possibleways of going back to that ​situation.
(Definition of burn your boats/bridges from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “burn your boats/bridges”
in Chinese (Simplified) 自断退路, 破釜沉舟…
in Chinese (Traditional) 自斷退路, 破釜沉舟…
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