做一天和尚撞一天鐘

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Chinese[edit]

to do; to make; to produce one day; the entire daytime of one day
 
to hit; to strike; to meet by accident; to run into; to bump against; to bump into
one day; the entire daytime of one day clock; time as measured in hours and minutes; bell
trad. (做一天和尚撞一天鐘) 一天 和尚 一天
simp. (做一天和尚撞一天钟) 一天 和尚 一天
Literally: “to toll the bell for as long as one is a monk”.

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Proverb[edit]

做一天和尚撞一天鐘

  1. to do the least that is expected; to do the absolute minimum; to not put oneself out