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不务正业 

bú wù zhèng yè

Literal Meaning 字面意思

Not working at a real job

Definition 定义

Not engaged in proper or worthwhile jobs (usually to pursue frivolous activities)

Similar English Idioms 相似英文习语

Wasting time; fiddling while Rome burns; goofing off; loafing; bum around

Example 例句

他有班不上,整天不务正业,只会玩宝可梦GO,好友们都为他担心。 He has a job but he won’t do it; instead he spends the entire day playing Pokemon Go. His good friends are so worried for him.

Similar 相似词

不求上进

Opposite 相反词

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