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吃力不讨好
Simplified 吃力不讨好
Traditional 吃力不討好
Pin Yin
chi1 li4 bu4 tao3 hao3
English
  • arduous and thankless task (成语 saw); strenuous and unrewarding
Examples:
1. Gartner集团的分析家Ray Valdes说:"CGI就像一把榔头,大型网站可能已经变成了强有力的工具,但他们仍需一把榔头做快速而又吃力不讨好的工作。"
"CGI is like a hammer," says Ray Valdes, an analyst at Gartner Group Inc. in San Jose, "Large sites may have switched to power tools, but they still need a hammer for quick-and-dirty jobs."
2. 一项吃力不讨好的任务
An ungrateful task
3. 改卷子是吃力不讨好的任务。
Grading papers is a thankless task.
4. 要是你想帮助他这个人, 那将是吃力不讨好
If you try to help him, you will be a fool for your pains.
5. 大多数用户认为:如果不能按满足其业务需求的解决方案来制定这些应用软件,使用起来将会是件吃力不讨好的事。
Most users found it painstaking-if not impossible-to customize these applications into a useful solution to meet their business needs.
6. 老板总是让我干吃力不讨好的活。
The boss always leaves me to do all the dirty work.
7. "令人不愉快的,令人厌恶的;吃力不讨好的"
Unpleasant or distasteful; thankless
8. 可以说,让其他地区的队伍参加世界杯是吃力不讨好的,不仅降低了参赛标准,而且造成了一边倒。
You could say that bringing in teams from anywhere else is counter-productive, lowers standards and produces a lopsided competition.
9. 你将吃力不讨好
You'll get small thanks for it.