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English DefinitionChengyuPinyin
To be too far behind to catch up; too inferior to bear comparison; lit. so far behind that one can only see the dust of the rider ahead
To get twice the result with half the effort
To be changed or distorted beyond recognition
Practice makes perfect
When the water subsides the rocks emerge; the whole thing comes to light
To be plain sailing; to go smoothly; lit. single sail, gentle wind
Assiduous; Hardworking
To be very scared and on edge; to have one's heart in one's mouth
No one picks up and pockets anything lost on the road; descriptive of a high moral standard in society
To view death as a return home; not afraid of dying; to face death with equanimity
Not enough to satisfy everyone; lit. There are too many (Buddhist) monks and too little gruel.
One's strength does not match one's ambitions
To know sth. like the palm of one's hand; to be thoroughly familiar with
Not a sound to be heard; all is quiet; lit. ten thousand pipes are still
To be opportunistic; to pull a fast one
To give up one's own interests for the sake of others; to sacrifice oneself for (or on behalf of) others; to risk one's life for another
Hidebound by convention; to stick to established practice; to be rigid
To be ungrateful and fail to be righteous;
A thousand articles, one law; stereotyped and repetitive; once you've seen one, you've seen them all
To know one's place; to abide by the law and behave oneself
English DefinitionChengyuPinyin
Very easy; no effort at all; lit. easy as a hand's turn
Earnest and well-meaning advice; to persuade patiently
Duplicity; to say yes and mean no; to say one thing and mean another
Specious; seeming; paradoxical; apparently right but actually wrong;
To be crestfallen; dejected; dispirited; to hang one's head down
Word and actions coincide; to live up to one's word; to practice what you preach.
With calculated unhurried steps; slowly and methodically
Happy and excited; in high spirits; in great delight
To fail completely; a crushing defeat
In the right and selfconfident; bold and confident; to have the courage of one's convictions
For better or for worse; To stick together through thick and thin
To stand by with folded arms; to look on without lifting a finger
Everything clear and orderly; neat and tidy
The whole world or nation joins in jubilation; universal or national celebration
To keep watch and defend one another; to join forces to defend against external aggressors
To do evil; to do wrongful acts; to commit all sorts of crimes
As close as one's hands and feet; loving one another as brothers; closely attached to one another
To think three times then act; don't act before you've thought it through carefully
Pouring out words in a steady flow; talking endlessly
To repeat what everyone says; a 'parrot'

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