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饮鸩止渴[yǐn zhèn zhǐ kě]
Date:2013-12-15 16:12 From:wangjianzhong 【Print】 【Closed】 【Collection

 

饮鸩止渴[yǐn zhèn zhǐ kě]
If you want to learn Chinese quickly and understand the idioms while talking with Chinese people, you need to learn some popular idioms.  The literal meaning of 饮鸩止渴 is that in order to quench one's thirst, one tries to drink the poisonous wine. It is used to describe the situation while someone tries to use the bad solution to handle the immediate difficulties without considering the serious consequence.
 
【近义词】饥不择食、急功近利
【jìn yì cí 】jī bú zé shí 、jí gōng jìn lì 
 
【反义词】从长计议、高瞻远瞩
【fǎn yì cí 】cóng zhǎng jì yì 、gāo zhān yuǎn zhǔ 
 
Sample Sentences for Reference
1. tā jiù shì tā men zhè cì huì yì suǒ néng zhǎo dào de zuì jiā fā yán rén ma ?tā men zhēn de shì zài yǐn zhèn zhǐ kě le !
 
她就是他们这次会议所能找到的最佳发言人吗?他们真的是在饮鸩止渴了!
Is she the best speaker for this meeting they can find? They are quenching a thirst by drinking poison!
 
2. rú guǒ zhèng fǔ wéi le GDP ér fàng qì rén mín de lì yì ,nà jiù shì zài yǐn zhèn zhǐ kě 。
 
如果政府为了GDP而放弃人民的利益,那就是在饮鸩止渴。
If the government gives up the people's interests to pursue of GDP, they are quenching the thirst by drinking poison.
 
If you learn more Chinese idioms, you will find that the simple idioms retain meaningful theories. It is a recommended way to learn Chinese by learning the meanings of Chinese idioms.
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