閉門造車

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Chinese[edit]

 
to close; stop up; shut; obstruct
 
opening; door; gate; doorway; gateway; valve; switch; way to do something; knack; family; house; (religious) sect; school (of thought); class; category; phylum or division (taxonomy)
 
to make; to build; to invent; to manufacture
 
vehicle on land; car; a vehicle; machine; to shape with a lathe
trad. (閉門造車)
simp. (闭门造车)

Etymology[edit]

Literally: build a cart (behind) closed doors

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

閉門造車

  1. do something irrespective of external circumstances; to operate in a vacuum