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Daily Figurative Slangs (43)
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每日惯用语 (43)

Be a Zhuge Liang only after something unpleasant has happened. Belated advice is useless no matter how wise it is.
【注音】shì hòu Zhūgé Liàng
This is used to satirize those people who only show their wise perception after the event, because the real Zhuge Liang would be able to foresee the consequences before they happened.
Ex.:Belated ideas cannot make you a successful businessman in information industry.
花招   Act in a slick way
【注音】shuǎ huā zhāo
Try to cheat or shirk responsibility with tricks.
Ex.:“Always be honest to customers and never get up to tricks”is our company’s slogan.

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