123 Chinese Idioms (成语), 100 from the Singapore Primary School Curriculum List—more soon!
xiù shǒu páng guān
Literal Meaning 字面意思
Stand by watching with folded arms
To look on without helping; being indifferent; be a spectator; not getting involved; apathetic
Similar English Idioms 相似英文习语
Bystander; onlooker; staying out of it
当我的妹妹看到有调皮的男生们在欺负她最要好的朋友时，她无法袖手旁观，而立刻把她的背包用力甩向那些男孩，并一边尖叫，终于把他们吓走，救了她的朋友。 When she saw the naughty boys bullying her best friend, my little sister couldn't stand idly by. She swung her bag at the boys and screamed, scaring them away and rescuing her friend.