CHENGYU & SUYU (成语和俗语)

(俗语) 青出于蓝而甚于蓝 qīngchūyúlán érshènyúlán* id. pupil surpasses teacher
(俗语) 金玉其外,败絮其中 jīnyùqíwài bàixùqízhōng ①polish only the exterior ②polished exterior not conforming to reality fair without, foul within
(俗语)明日复明日,明日何其多 míngrì fù míngrì, míngrì hé qí duō tomorrow, tomorrow, always tomorrow
能言善辩 néngyánshànbiàn f.e. eloquent; quick-tongued
答非所问 dáfēisuǒwèn f.e. irrelevant answer
各尽所能,按需分配 gèjìnsuǒnéng ànxūfēnpèi f.e. from each according to his ability to each according to his need
以毒攻毒 yǐdúgōngdú f.e. meet fire with fire (Litteral meaning: Use Poison to Attack Poison)
斯文败类 sīwénbàilèi f.e. ①scum of the literati ②polished scoundrels; ruffians in scholars’ gowns
用心良苦 yòngxīnliángkǔ f.e. ①cudgel one’s brains ②lay oneself out
大刀阔斧 dàdāokuòfǔ f.e. bold and resolute
从头至尾 cóngtóuzhìwěi f.e. from first to last; from start to finish
热血沸腾 rèxuèfèiténg f.e. burning with righteous indignation
真心实意 zhēnxīnshíyì f.e. wholeheartedly; sincerely
路遥知马力 lùyáozhīmǎlì f.e. Quality is tested over the long run.
日久见人心 rìjiǔ jiàn rénxīn v.p. time reveals a person’s heart
忠言逆耳 zhōngyánnì’ěr f.e. the truth hurts; honest advice often grates on the ear
墙头草两边倒 qiángtóucǎo liǎng biān dǎo id. be easily swayed
精明能干¹jīngmíng nénggàn s.v.* s.v. astute; shrewd; able; capable; competent; ingenious; clever
自圆其说 zìyuánqíshuō f.e. ①make plausible/tenable defense | Tā de lǐlùn bù néng ∼. His theory can not be plausible defended. ②justify oneself

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