A shot across the bow
"A shot across the bow" के प्रतीकात्मक अनुवाद
Meanings of "A shot across the bow"
A shot across the bow. To send someone a warning that they are in eminent danger. Their actions are in deliberate confrontation with the current situation and continuing further will result in dire action against them.
In the nautical jargon the bow is the front of a ship, boat, vessel. Firing a shot from a deck gun or rifle afore (in front of) a ship's bow is a warning that the next one will be to 'sink her' (the ship).
a warning to stop doing something
Espressione che deriva dalla pratica navale di sparare sopra la prua (bow) della nave avversaria per mostrare ai nemici di essere preparati.
In senso figurato vuol dire avvertimento.