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See also: 明枪易躲，暗箭难防
change; easy; simpleavoid; get out of way; to hide; to go into hidingdisaster; distress; to scold; difficult (to...); problem; difficulty; difficult; not good to protect; to defend; to guard (against) trad. (明槍易躲，暗箭難防) 明槍 易 躲 ， 暗箭 難 防 simp. (明枪易躲，暗箭难防) 明枪 易 躲 ， 暗箭 难 防 Literally: “A spear (thrown in) daylight is easy to dodge, (but) an arrow (shot in the) dark is difficult to defend against.”
- It is easy to dodge an open attack, but difficult to defend against a concealed one.