老而不死是为贼

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Mandarin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From the Analects of Confucius
Literally: You are old, yet not dead. You are a scoundrel!

Idiom[edit]

老而不死是为贼 (simplified, Pinyin lǎo ér bù sǐ shì wéi zéi, traditional 老而不死是為賊)

  1. used to scold an old person who has no regard for others