鞭長莫及

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Chinese[edit]

a whip or lash; to flog; slash or whip
 
long; length; forever; always; constantly; chief; head; elder; to grow; to develop
do not; there is none who to reach; and
trad. (鞭長莫及)
simp. (鞭长莫及)
Literally: “the whip, although long, cannot reach”.

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Idiom[edit]

鞭長莫及

  1. beyond one's influence; too far to be able to help