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缘木求鱼
Simplified 缘木求鱼
Traditional 緣木求魚
Pin Yin
yuan2 mu4 qiu2 yu2
English
  • a fruitless approach
Examples:
1. 由于专业冷门,找工作犹如缘木求鱼
As the professional winner, finding a job is like asking for the impossible.
2. 白费力气,缘木求鱼
Fish in the air
3. 在这家商行里想增加工资简直是缘木求鱼
Get a pay rise in this firm is like get blood from a stone.
4. 在这家商行里想增加工资简直是缘木求鱼
Get a pay rise in this firm is like getting blood from a stone .
5. 在这家商行里想增加工资简直是缘木求鱼.
Getting a pay rise in this firm is like getting blood from a stone.
6. 要从西蒙那里得到钱就像缘木求鱼,他决不会给的。
Getting money from Simon is like getting blood out of a stone:he just will not pay.
7. 缘木求鱼无所获。
Out of nothing one can get nothing.
8. 以这种错误政策来求集中和统一,真是缘木求鱼,适得其反。
To seek centralization and unification by means of this wrong policy is like "climbing a tree to seek fish" and will produce exactly the opposite results.
9. 试图做不可能做到的事情|缘木求鱼
Try to do the impossible