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见机行事
Simplified 见机行事
Traditional 見機行事
Pin Yin
jian4 ji1 xing2 shi4
English
  • see the opportunity and act (成语 saw); to act according to circumstances
  • to play it by ear
  • to use one's discretion
Examples:
1. 到那儿你要见机行事,千万不要由着性子来
"When you are there with them, play to the score. Never act on impulse"
2. 事情往往是这样的,就使他的妻子不得不低声下气,见机行事,一心只想避免一问三不响。
As such things are inclined to do, and gave to his wife's mind its subdued and tactful turn, anxious to avoid taciturn replies.
3. 我会见机行事的;到时候再说
I will play it by ear
4. 指挥官不在场, 我主动见机行事.
In the absence of my commanding officer, I acted on my own initiative.
5. 见机行事莫迟疑。
One must sail according to the wind .
6. 你既然不会这门语言, 我只能建议你见机行事.
Since you don' t know the language I can only suggest that you follow your nose.
7. 希望他们能够见机行事
They are expected to act according to circumstances.
8. 我们没有即定的计划,我们将见机行事
We have no set plans, We're just going to do as we see fit.
9. 我知道你也跟一般人一样,都是见机行事
Your conduct would be quite as dependant on chance as that of any man I know;