1. …is the lesser of two evils
Both presidential candidates have had a bad reputation, so I voted for the one that is not as bad as the other one.
…is the lesser of two evils
The trolley problem is a well-known example of how most people would opt for the lesser of two evils.
2. irreversible damage 不可逆的傷害
The damage is extremely serious.
irreversible damage 不可逆的傷害
Using fossil fuels has made irreversible damage to the atmosphere.
3. hinge on (sth) 取決於(某物)
Success depends on work ethics.
hinge on (sth) 取決於(某物)
Whether or not he will study abroad in England hinges on his parents’ opinion.
1. That being the case
He does not have real knowledge. That being the case, he cannot make a wise decision.
She always throws tantrums at people around her. Thus, he has not many friends.
Costs are soaring. Accordingly, the product goes up in price.