A senior Australian Senator who was handcuffed in his underpants to a pole during a drunken night in a Russian strip club, said he learned from the experience to "always wear clean underwear."
Senator Nigel Scullion said he enjoyed his night out in 1998 in St. Petersburg where, as a professional fisherman, he led an Australian delegation at a global fishing conference.
The escapade was first reported in Australian newspapers Tuesday, a week after the 51-year-old married senator was elected deputy leader of the opposition National party.
News media reported Scullion struggled to break free from the pole as a fight broke out between Russian sailors and other patrons. He fled the club partially clothed.
"Everybody has a colourful past," said Scullion, adding he is not ashamed of his behaviour.
break out：片語，爆發。例句：The fire must have broken out after the staff had gone home.（這場火災一定是在工作人員返家後燒起來的。）
break free：片語，掙脫。例句：She managed to break free and escape through the front door.（她成功地掙脫並從前門逃逸。）
be ashamed of：片語，感到慚愧。 例句：I am ashamed of myself.（我為自己感到慚愧。）