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吃不开
Simplified 吃不开
Traditional 吃不開
Pin Yin
chi1 bu5 kai1
English
  • be unpopular
  • won't work
Examples:
1. 起先他说话专横武断,盛气凌人,后来他发现这套吃不开时,才改变腔调,不再神气了。
At first he was most dictatorial and aggressive in what he said, but when he realized that he would get nowhere by that means, he began to sing another tune.
2. 乔安娜·斯特恩到纽约来的时候,已经在波士顿大学取得了一个文科的学位,但她发现光凭这个学位,在这座城市里是吃不开的。
Jianna Stern had come to New York with a liberal arts degree from Boston University, which she discovered was not the key to the city.
3. 不懂英文的人在这个公司是吃不开的。
People who dont' know English is no use in this company.
4. 他发现,像他这样的想法,在同类中是吃不开的。
This kind of thinking, he found, is not the way to make one's self popular with other birds.
5. 在资本主义社会里诚实根本吃不开
Under capitalism honesty is at a sad discount.
6. 有些同志从个人而不是从全局考虑问题,怕自己吃不开,因而对于统一战线发生抵触。
When some comrades consider problems, they do not proceed from overall interests, but from their own interests, fearing they might be overshadowed by others; therefore, they do not like the united front.
7. 有些同志从个人而不是从全局考虑问题,怕自己吃不开,因而对于统一战线发生抵触。
When some comrades consider problems, they don't proceed from overall interests, but from their own interests, fearing they might be overshadowed by others; therefore, they do not like the united front.