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南轅北轍

ChineseEdit

south shafts of cart; yamen north
 
rut; track; to remove; to withdraw
trad. (南轅北轍)
simp. (南辕北辙)

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IdiomEdit

南轅北轍

  1. to be counterproductive; to run counter to; to work at cross-purposes; to sabotage your own progress; to go off in the wrong direction

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