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平时不烧香,临时抱佛脚
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                         Chinese Proverbs

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       Never burning incense when all is well, but clasping Buddha’s feet in an emergency.

解释 ( paraphrase )

平时不去庙里给佛烧香磕头,遇到紧急事情才抱住佛的脚请求保佑已经来不及了。
这条谚语告诉我们:如果平时不事先做好准备,事到临头才慌忙想办法,(比如平时不用心学习,临到考试才慌忙应付)已经晚了。

This proverb warns us to take precautions against all emergencies, and not wait for disaster to strike.

同义词 ( synonym )
平时不烧香,急来抱佛脚

造句 ( example )
通宵自习室就是为那些平时不怎么学习,考试来了就临时抱佛脚的人准备的。
 

 

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