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成语故事:守株待兔Waiting for a rabbit to kill itself

成语故事:守株待兔Waiting for a rabbit to kill itself

守株待兔

shǒu zhū dài tù

Waiting for a rabbit to kill itself

守 means to stay or sit by, 株 means the tree stump,待 means to wait, 兔 means rabbit. It literally means waiting for a rabbit to kill itself. This metaphor is used to mock people who attempt accidental gains without putting in any hard work—those who are not willing to put any effort into bettering themselves and leave it to chance.

Literal meaning: Waiting for a rabbit to kill itself

Explanation: Luck of the Draw;Get on a gravy train

E.g

我不愿虚度光阴,我不要守株待兔。

wǒ bú yuàn xū dù guāng yīn ,wǒ bú yào shǒu zhū dài tù 。

I wouldn’t like loafing. I don't want to get on a gravy train.

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