拔苗助長

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Chinese[edit]

 
pull up; pull out; select; promote
 
sprout; seedling; descendant; symptom of a trend; young; vaccine; Miao tribe
trad. (拔苗助長) 助長
simp. (拔苗助长) 助长
Literally: “to try to help the shoots grow by pulling them upward”.

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拔苗助長

  1. (figuratively) to spoil things through excessive enthusiasm

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