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Chengyu
作壁上观
Pinyin
zuò bì shàng guān
English
be an onlooker(or bystander)
Explanation
Meaning
〖释义〗壁:壁垒。原指双方交战,自己站在壁垒上旁观。后多比喻站在一旁看着,不动手帮助。
Context
《史记·项羽本纪》:“及楚击秦,诸将皆从壁上观。”
Example
我以为对于校长主张去留的人,俱不免各有其复杂的背景,所以我是袖手~的。(鲁迅《两地书·七》)
Synonyms
袖手旁观、隔岸观火、置身事外
Antonyms
见义勇为、拔刀相助、蹑足其问
Grammar
动宾式;作谓语;含贬义
 
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