墙倒众人推 (qiang dao zhong ren tui): translation, meaning, pronunciation, examples

By | March 2, 2018

墙倒众人推 (Chinese PinYin: [qiáng dǎo zhòng rén tuī]; traditional Chinese: 牆倒眾人推) may mean: (1) If a wall starts tottering, everyone gives it a shove; (2) When a wall is about to collapse, everybody gives it a shove; (3) Everyone hits a person who is down; (4) take advantage of sb’s precarious situation. Literally: 墙 (wall) + 倒 (collapse) + 众人 (everyone) + 推 (push). It is a Chinese idiomatic expression that originates in the book “Dream of the Red Chamber (红楼梦)”. It can be used in both formal and informal Mandarin Chinese.

1. How to pronounce 墙倒众人推?

Chinese Pinyin: [qiáng dǎo zhòng rén tuī]

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2. Synonyms And Antonyms of 墙倒众人推

Synonyms: 破鼓万人锤, 乘人之危, 趁火打劫, 树倒猴孙散, 人走茶凉,

Antonyms: 扶危济困, 雪中送炭, 见义勇为, 济困解危, 雪里送炭, 乐于助人, 绝渡逢舟, 暗室逢灯

3. What are the fixed expression, collocation and idioms that contains 墙倒众人推

Fixed expression: N/A

Collocation: 不要墙倒众人推 (don’t hits a person who is down), 墙倒众人推的文化 (the culture of taking advantage of someone else’s precarious situation)

Idioms: 墙倒众人推

Terminologies: N/A

4. How to use 墙倒众人推 in a sentence?

Below are some example sentences and quotes containing 墙倒众人推.

4.1 不要墙倒众人推

Translation: Don’t hits a person who is down.

4.2 他们擅长墙倒众人推.

Translation: They are good at taking advantage of someone else’s precarious situation.

4.3 当一个官员离职后,人们常常是墙倒众人推, 好像已经成为一个传统一样.

Translation: When an official is suspended from office, people often take advantage of his / her precarious situation, which seems to become some kind of a tradition.

4.4 墙倒众人推的文化很可怕

Translation: The culture of taking advantage of someone else’s precarious situation is horrible.

4.5 生活的最基本的准则之一是“决不打已经后倒在地上的人”,也就是说,决不墙倒众人推

Translation: One of the most elementary rules of life is “never hie a man when he’s down “-in other words , never take advantage of a person’s misfortune.

4.6 右翼则认为,抢匪和反社会分子会跟着墙倒众人推。

Translation: On the right, that gangsters and anti-social elements are taking advantage of tragedy.

4.7 当老板失势, 所有人都嘲笑他(她), 为何墙倒众人推呢?

Translation: When the boss falls from power, everyone is laughing at him (her), why everyone is taking advantage of someone else’s precarious situation?

4.8 村民都喜欢墙倒众人推

Translation: Villagers love hitting a person who is down.

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