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Chengyu
束手待毙
Pinyin
shù shǒu dài bì
English
helplessly wait for death
Explanation
Meaning
毙:死。捆起手来等死。比喻遇到困难不积极想办法,坐着等失败。
Context
明·罗贯中《三国演义》第七回:“兵临城下,将至壕边,岂可束手待毙!”
Synonyms
束手无策、束手就擒
Antonyms
应付自如
Grammar
偏正式;作谓语;含贬义
 
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