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刻舟求剑

MandarinEdit

simpl.
trad.

EtymologyEdit

Literally: notch the boat in search of the sword

IdiomEdit

刻舟求剑 (simplified, Pinyin kè zhōu qiú jiàn, traditional 刻舟求劍)

  1. rigidly cling to an idea or approach without considering the reality of a situation; to stubbornly cling to tradition