鹬蚌相争,渔人得利

MandarinEdit

simpl. 渔人得利
trad. 鷸蚌相爭,漁人得利

EtymologyEdit

Literally: When the snipe and the oyster fight, it is the fisherman that reaps the reward.

ProverbEdit

鹬蚌相争,渔人得利 (simplified, Pinyin yù bàng xiāng zhēng, yúrén dé lì, traditional 鷸蚌相爭,漁人得利)

  1. When two sides contend, it's always the third party that benefits.

SynonymsEdit

  • 鹬蚌相争,鱼翁得利

Related termsEdit

  • 渔人之利
  • 两败俱伤

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Last modified on 26 March 2014, at 23:50