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Chengyu
无济于事
Pinyin
wú jì yú shì
English
not enough by a far shot, of no effect
Explanation
Meaning
济:补益,帮助。对事情没有什么帮助或益处。比喻不解决问题。
Context
清·李宝嘉《官场现形记》第五十二回:“如今远水救不得近火,就是我们再帮点忙,至多再凑了几百银子,也无济于事。”
Example
遇事需当机立断,任何犹豫和怯懦都是~的。
Synonyms
杯水车薪、于事无补
Antonyms
行之有效、立竿见影
Grammar
偏正式;作谓语;比喻不解决问题
 
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