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按图索骥

àntúsuǒjì f.e. follow clues to locate sth.

拔苗助长

bámiáozhùzhǎng id. spoil things by excessive zeal

百步穿杨

bǎibùchuānyáng f.e. shoot with great precision

班门弄斧

bānménnòngfǔ id. show off one's slight talent/skill before an expert

杯弓蛇影

bēigōngshéyǐng id. be jittery

闭门思过

bìménsīguò f.e. shut oneself up and ponder one's mistakes

不可救药

bùkějiùyào f.e. irremediable; hopeless

不自量力

bùzìliànglì . overrate one's own abilities

草木皆兵

cǎomùjiēbīng f.e. imaginary fears

长驱

chángqū v. make long drive; push deep

程门立雪

chéngménlìxuě id. honor the teacher and respect his teachings

此地无银三百两

300 silver taels not hidden here (idiom); fig. to reveal what one intends to hide

持之以恒

chízhīyǐhéng id. persevere

出人头地

chūréntóudì f.e. stand out among one's fellows

打草惊蛇

dǎcǎojīngshé id. ①inadvertently alert an enemy/opponent ②punish sb. as a warning to others

大器晚成

dàqìwǎnchéng f.e. ①great minds mature slowly ②Rome wasn't built in a day.

大义灭亲

dàyìmièqīn f.e. uphold righteousness above one's family

东施效颦

dōngshīxiàopín id. ludicrous attempt to imitate

多多益善

duōduōyìshàn f.e. the more the better

对症下药

duìzhèng xiàyào v.p. ①suit the medicine to the illness ②suit one's methods to the situation

对牛弹琴

duìniútánqín id. ①cast pearls before swine ②talk over sb.'s head

东山再起

Come back

尔虞我诈

ěryúwǒzhà f.e. ①deceive each other ②engage in a battle of wits

反复推敲

repeated scrutiny

负荆请罪

fùjīngqǐngzuì f.e. offer humble apologies

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