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见风使舵
Simplified 见风使舵
Traditional 見風使舵
Pin Yin
jian4 feng1 shi3 duo4
English
  • lit. see the wind and set the helm (成语 saw); fig. to act pragmatically
  • to be flexible and take advantage of the situation
Examples:
1. 他这个人, 见风使舵, 八面玲珑, 说了不少使大家高兴的话。
A weather cock and an artful person, he spoke a lot of beautiful words to please people.
2. 他在政治上常见风使舵
He bends with the political winds.
3. 他总是见风使舵,因而不受同学喜欢。
He is always temporizing and is disliked by his classmates.
4. 如果你们能认定自己的目标,懂得见风使舵的话,你们就会坐上四轮马车,一定会的。
If you would on'y lay your course and a p'int to windward, you would ride in carriages, you would.
5. 乘冰帆更好玩,它既能顺风飞驰,又能逆风返回,舵手可以随心所欲,“见风使舵”,较之水上泛舟,另有一番乐趣。
Just as interesting and exciting is sailing on ice. Manipulating the sail, one can drift with the wind or sail against it. To many, this is even more interesting than sailing in the water.
6. 变化无常者,见风使舵者变化无常的人或物,见风使舵的人
One that is very changeable or fickle.
7. 见风使舵之人
The vicar of Bray
8. 见风使舵为了暂时的好处或利益而随时改变自己的观点
To fashion one's views for momentary popularity or advantage.
9. 你瞧在化学课和历史课之间,我们需要多么小心地见风使舵
You can see with what nicety we have to trim our sails between chemistry and history.