好漢不吃眼前虧

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Chinese[edit]

brave man; true man; hero not; no
 
eat; eradicate; destroy
eat; eradicate; destroy; receive; stammer
deficiency; deficit
trad. (好漢不吃眼前虧) 好漢 眼前
simp. (好汉不吃眼前亏) 好汉 眼前
Literally: “A real man does not eat a loss that is right in front of his eyes.”

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好漢不吃眼前虧

  1. A wise man does not fight when the odds are against him; A wise man knows when to retreat.