throw in the towel

认输,退出,放弃

这俚语出自拳击赛,当一方占尽上风,另一方全无还击之力,败方阵营知道大势已去,将抹汗毛巾抛进擂台,表示认输并终止赛事。

例句:

After trying to make inroads into the mobile handset market for several years with no success, the company is ready to throw in the towel. 经过数年尝试打进手机市场未获成功,这公司已准备放弃了。

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