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See also: 好汉不吃眼前亏
not; noeat; eradicate; destroyeat; eradicate; destroy; receive; stammer deficiency; deficit trad. (好漢不吃眼前虧) 好漢 不 吃 眼前 虧 simp. (好汉不吃眼前亏) 好汉 不 吃 眼前 亏 Literally: “A real man does not eat a loss that is right in front of his eyes.”
- A wise man does not fight when the odds are against him; A wise man knows when to retreat.