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to face; to overlook; to arrive; to be (just) about to; just before
abyss to envy fish
trad. (臨淵羨魚)
simp. (临渊羡鱼)
Literally: “to stand on the edge of a pool and idly long for fish”.

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臨淵羨魚

  1. to wish for something good but take no action to obtain it; irresoluteness

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