英语咬文嚼字: lay (something) at (one’s) feet, be on the line, there’s no mistaking, defund

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英语咬文嚼字 The Crazy Logophile

lay (something) at (one's) feet
To make or hold someone responsible for something.
使某人对某事负责

Said Graham: “I think you’re missing something here my friend. You’re missing the fact that the liberal media has taken every event in the last three and half years and laid it at the president’s feet. I’m not saying he’s blameless, but I am saying that you’re buying into a narrative that I think is quite frankly unfair.” (The Hill)

be on the line
to be at risk
面临危险,处于危险之中

“He’s doing a good job,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who spoke to the president recently and doesn’t think Esper’s job is on the line. “There’s no reason to let him go. That’s all just a bunch of chatter. I have confidence in Secretary Esper.” (Politico)

there's no mistaking......
phrase
You can say there is no mistaking something when you are emphasizing that you cannot fail to recognize or understand it.
......事实一清二楚; ......很清楚; .......绝不可能搞错的;

Max Bergmann, a senior fellow and expert on transatlantic relations at the Center for American Progress, a Washington think tank known for its liberal views, said there was no mistaking the Europeans' message.(Politico)

defund
verb [ T ]/ˌdiːˈfʌnd/
to stop providing the money to pay for something
停止支付;停止为…提供资金

"Defund the police" isn't just a slogan on a protester's sign — it's a political movement to relieve cops of responsibility for managing intractable social problems and shift spending to agencies that are better equipped to handle them. (Axios)

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