半途而廢

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See also: 半途而废

Chinese[edit]

halfway; midway
 
and; as well as; but (not); yet (not); (shows causal relation); (shows change of state); (shows contrast)
abolish; crippled
trad. (半途而廢) 半途
simp. (半途而废) 半途

Etymology[edit]

From the Book of Rites:

君子半塗而廢已矣 [Classical Chinese, trad.][▼ expand/hide]
君子半涂而废已矣 [Classical Chinese, simp.]
From: The Book of Rites, circa 4th – 2nd century BCE
Jūnzǐ zūn dào ér xíng, bàn tú ér fèi, wú fú néng yǐyǐ. [Pinyin]
The good man tries to proceed according to the right path, but when he has gone halfway, he abandons it — I am not able so to stop.

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

半途而廢

  1. to give up halfway through a task; to not finish what one has started; to change horses in midstream