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Chengyu
眼高手低
Pinyin
yǎn gāo shǒu dī
English
criticize the performance of others which one cannot equal or better oneself, have high aspirations but low abilities
Explanation
Meaning
眼力过高,手法过低。指要求的标准很高(甚至不切实际),但实际上自己也做不到。
Example
不然,仍旧脱离不了教条主义和党八股,这叫做~,志大才疏,没有结果的。(毛泽东《反对党八股》)
Synonyms
志大才疏、不自量力、好高骛远
Antonyms
实事求是、量力而行
Grammar
联合式;作谓语、宾语、定语;含贬义
 
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