English Translation of Chinese Proverbs

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出人头地

accomplished(in one's career),to carve out a living for oneself,to MAKE IT BIG,MAN!

持之以恒

to persevere

痴人说梦

idiotic nonsense,lunatic ravings

出尔反尔

to go back on your promise,to eat your words

出类拔萃

to be outstanding,above the rest,unique

垂涎三尺

to drool(e.g. when one sees appetizing food). Now,it can also mean to drool with envy.

唇亡齿寒

If the lips are gone,the teeth will be cold. If one (of 2 interdependent things) falls,the other is in danger: share a common lot.

粗制滥造

to turn out rough,slipshod work

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