When reality bites 當現實給了你一巴掌的時候

A situation in which someone finally has to accept something which they may previously have been in denial about.
When you finally have to face reality.

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今日片語

表達 “when reality bites 當現實反咬你一口的時候” 可以用來描述人在長期逃避某件事之後不得不面對殘酷現實的情況。

例句

You try to stay together with a partner you don’t love, but when reality bites, you’ll have to separate!
你試圖和你不愛的另一半在一起,但當你不得不直面現實的時候,就得分手了!

After three years of wearing a hat, reality finally bit and I accepted that my hair had fallen out.
三年來我一直戴著帽子,但我終於勇敢接受頭髮掉光的現實。

Only after her relative’s funeral did reality truly bite. She finally accepted that no one could live forever.
在她參加了親戚的葬禮後不得不面對現實,終於接受了沒有人是會長生不老的事實。

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