①If a person or animal limps, they walk with difficulty or in an uneven way because one of their legs or feet is hurt.【v.一瘸一拐地走；跛行；蹒跚】
②If you say that something such as an organization, process, or vehicle limps along, you mean that it continues slowly or with difficulty, for example because it has been weakened or damaged.【v.进展缓慢；艰难地行进】
③If you describe something as limp, you mean that it is soft or weak when it should be firm or strong.【adj.软弱的；无力的】
④If someone is limp, their body has no strength and is not moving, for example because they are asleep or unconscious.【adj.四肢无力的；身体一动不动的】
①He had to limp off with a leg injury.
②In recent years the newspaper had been limping along on limited resources.
③She was told to reject applicants with limp handshakes.
④He carried her limp body into the room and laid her on the bed.
[scode type="blue"]go pear-shaped[/scode]
to become unsuccessful.
①At that point things started to go pear-shaped for the business.
②I might call it, Pear-shaped: Why Things Always Go Wrong at Work, and How Not to Cope When They Do.
有心的小伙伴会发现，我们昨天讲的短语“crash and burn”也有相同意思，但它更多用于表示“彻底失败”