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"on the ropes" in British English

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on the ropes

informal
doing badly and likely to fail: I think the business is finally on the ropes.
(Definition of on the ropes from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"on the ropes" in American English

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on the ropes

in serious trouble or likely to fail: For a while, our business was on the ropes.
(Definition of on the ropes from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “on the ropes”
in Chinese (Simplified) 处于困境, 即将失败,即将完蛋…
in Chinese (Traditional) 處於困境, 即將失敗,即將完蛋…
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