Dec 10


“My sister is annoying sometimes, but when push comes to shove I know she’ll help me out.” 「お姉さんと喧嘩することもあるけどいざというときは助けてくれる。」




“When push comes to shove” is a time when things get serious, when you are in trouble. In this idiom, it sounds like a “push” is not so bad, but a “shove” is very bad. A shove is a lot like a push, but more forceful.

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