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作壁上观
Simplified 作壁上观
Traditional 作壁上觀
Pin Yin
zuo4 bi4 shang4 guan1
English
  • be an onlooker
Examples:
1. 如果我们在两个小国被野蛮残酷之手镇压摧残之际竟作壁上观,我们必将遗臭万年。
And if we had stood by when two little nations were being crushed and broken by the brutal hands of barbarism, our shame would have rung down the everlasting ages.
2. 布兰奇:投票的时候,他们作壁上观,实行弃权。我不明白为什麽会这样。
Blanche: And when it came to the vote they just sat on their hands. They abstained. I can't understand it.
3. 人们必须晓得,在这个人生的戏剧场里,只有上帝和天使们可以作壁上观。——培根
Men must know, that in this theatre of man's life it is reserved only for god and the angels to be lookers-on. --Francis Bacon
4. 马刺半场领先16分,第三节过后领先27分,这就意味着波波维奇的首发球员们在下半场大部分时间里都作壁上观,一边还琢磨着骑士和活塞。
San Antonio's lead was 16 at half time and 27 after three, meaning Popovich's starters spent most of the second half on the sideline thinking about Cavaliers and Pistons.
5. 其它一些大银行则认为,把大笔钱投入到那些存在信用和经营问题的银行(实上中国所有银行都是如此)且作壁上观,实属疯狂之举。
(3) Other big banks believe that pouring money into any institution with credit and operating problems-which is the case for every Chinese bank-is madness if it doesn't also bring control.