削足適履

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Chinese[edit]

 
to reduce; to pare (away); to cut (down); to scrape
foot; to be sufficient to fit; to suit shoe; to tread on
trad. (削足適履)
simp. (削足适履)
Literally: slice off one's foot so that it will fit inside a shoe

Pronunciation[edit]

Idiom[edit]

削足適履

  1. to force an impractical solution to a problem