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偷工减料
Simplified 偷工减料
Traditional 偷工減料
Pin Yin
tou1 gong1 jian3 liao4
English
  • to skimp on the job and stint on materials (成语 saw)
  • jerry-building
  • sloppy work
  • [Law] cheating on workmanship and materials
Examples:
1. 他盖房子时偷工减料,因此房子盖得并不牢固。
He had cut corners in building his house, and it didn't stand up well.
2. 应该说拉什顿和亨特之所以赶工和偷工减料确也是迫于情势。
In justice to Rushton and Hunter, it must be remembered that there was a certain amount of excuse for all this driving and cheating.
3. 有些工人不知道如何偷工减料
Some workers did not know about scamping and faking the work.
4. 接着,经济萧条差不多使所有的人都失了业,那些偷工减料盖成的房子也都无人照料;正如鲁道的母亲所抱怨的那样,整个市镇简直成了一个贫民窟。
Then the Depression had thrown almost everybody out of work and the jerry-built houses had been neglected, and as Rudolph's mother complained, the entire town had become a single slum.
5. 他们因盖房子偷工减料而受到了批评。
They were criticized to cut corners in building the house.
6. 不违背良心制造有害健康、偷工减料的产品,不以不实广告欺骗顾客,
Uni-President will never break its consciousness to manufacture products that are harmful to our health, or made with inferior materials. also, it will never commercialize the products with false advertisement to increase sales.
7. 我们坚决反对一切行贿、偷税漏税、盗窃国家资材、偷工减料、偷窃国家经济情报的不法行为。
We firmly fight against all illegal acts such as BriBery, tax evasion, theft of state property, jerryBuilding and stealing economic information from government sources.