秀才遇到兵

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

First half of the phrase:

  1. 秀才遇到兵 - 有理 (trad.)
     
    秀才遇到兵 - 有理 (simp.)
    a scholar meets a foot soldier and cannot not use reason with him

Idiom[edit]

秀才遇到兵 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin xiùcái yù dào bīng)

  1. (xiehouyu) like talking to a brick wall