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削足适履
Simplified 削足适履
Traditional 削足適履
Pin Yin
xue1 zu2 shi4 lü3
English
  • to cut the feet to fit the shoes (成语 saw); to force sth to fit (as to a Procrustean bed)
  • impractical or inelegant solution
Examples:
1. 莫为灭鼠而焚屋;勿小题大作;不要削足适履
Burn not your house to fright the mouse away
2. 企图削足适履,将它们嵌入某种欧洲模子,是愚蠢的。
It would be folly to try to fit them into some sort of identikit European personality.
3. 他们不知道:苏联的规律和条令,包含着苏联内战和苏联红军的特殊性,如果我们一模一样地抄了来用,不允许任何的变更,也同样是削足适履,要打败仗。
They do not see that these laws and manuals embody the specific characteristics of the civil war and the Red Army in the Soviet Union, and that if we copy and apply them without allowing any change, we shall also be " cutting the feet to fit the shoes" and be defeated.
4. 他们不知道:这些条令仅仅是一般战争的规律,并且全是抄了外国的,如果我们一模一样地照抄来用,丝毫也不变更其形式和内容,就一定是削足适履,要打败仗。
They do not see that these manuals give merely the laws of war in general and moreover are wholly copied from abroad, and that if we copy and apply them exactly without the slightest change in form or content, we shall be " cutting the feet to fit the shoes" and be defeated.
5. 这样做是“削足适履”。
This is" cutting the feet to fit the shoes"
6. 硬件工程师完成机械和工业设计部分后,如果不从用户的角度考虑最佳方案,而只是将其简单地扔给软件团队便再也不管了,那么软件团队将不得不削足适履,这完全不是正确的标准开发流程。
This seldom occurs in the standard development process, where hardware engineering teams regularly hand off completed mechanical and industrial designs to the software teams, who must then accommodate them, regardless of what is best from the user’s perspective.
7. 这样做是削足适履
To do that would be to cut the foot to fit the shoe .
8. 我们不能削足适履
We mustn't cut the feet to fit the shoes.