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守株待兔

shǒu zhū dài tù

Literal Meaning 字面意思

Stand by a stump, waiting for rabbits

Definition 定义

Not doing anything active, but assuming success will happen; irrational optimism; inaction

Similar English Idioms 相似英文习语

Leave things to chance; sanguine; looking through rose-tinted or rose-colored glasses; waiting for a lucky break

Example 例句

如果你真心想成为超级英雄,就应该多运动强健体魄,而不是整天守株待兔,等待辐射蜘蛛来咬你! If you really want to be a superhero, maybe you should exercise more, and not just hang around waiting for a radioactive spider to bite you!

Similar 相似词

刻舟求剑、缘木求鱼

Opposite 相反词

见风转舵、通权达变
                               

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