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三天打魚,兩天曬網

ChineseEdit

three day; sky; heaven to catch fish; to fish
 
both; two; ounce; some; a few; tael
day; sky; heaven to sun net; network
trad. (三天打魚,兩天曬網) 打魚
simp. (三天打鱼,两天晒网) 打鱼
variant forms 三日打魚,兩日曬網三日打鱼,两日晒网
五日打魚,十日曬網五日打鱼,十日晒网
Literally: “to fish for three days and dry the net for two”.

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IdiomEdit

三天打魚,兩天曬網

  1. (figuratively) to fail to perservere in something; to be unwilling or too lazy to concentrate

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