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隔岸观火
Simplified 隔岸观火
Traditional 隔岸觀火
Pin Yin
ge2 an4 guan1 huo3
English
  • look on at sb.'s trouble with indifference
Examples:
1. 但一两个小时后,人们又恢复如往常。对多数人而言,审判米洛舍维奇已经是隔岸观火的事了。
But within an hour or two people started trickling back, reflecting the fact that the trial of Mr Milosevic has become a distant curiosity for most people.
2. 隔岸观火
Praise the sea, but keep on land.
3. 隔岸观火
She sat by and watched the beating.
4. 而英国人只是在隔岸观火,听取灾情的报导;
The English nation merely sees the fire and hears the report of the explosion;
5. 及在他人,隔岸观火——这是一切以我为执的人的通病。句子中的伤害同样可以代换成成功、声名、荣誉、痛苦等等,(自己的成功衡量起来往往以一当十,别人的成功则以十当一)。
The injuries we do and those we suffer are seldom weighed in the same scales. --- Aesop, Fables.
6. 这位国防部长要说的是,许多隔岸观火的人所发出的指责纯粹是无稽之谈。
This was the Defence Secretary's theme, that the allegations made by many from a comfortable distance are just plain false.
7. 我们绝不能抱隔岸观火的心态,以为恐怖分子远在天边,要求美国在开火之前三思而行。
We must not sit on the fence and ask the US to think twice before opening fire - just because terrorists are far away from us.