对牛弹琴duì niú tán qín To address an inappropriate and unappreciative audience 对症下药duì zhèng xià yào Take the right measures to solve a problem and achieve the desired result 驴唇不对马嘴lǖ chún bù duì mǎ zuǐ Something that is out of place and inappropriate
It is little known that Britain (U.K.) was Japan's important ally during the period 1890-1920. The support for the Japanese was a strategic decision to keep Russia out of northern China. Britain directly 'ruled' central China with Shanghai as its main city but it did not have the resources to impose conrtol over Manchuria. As Russia's control of Manchuria was growing rapidly Britain turned to Japan as an ally. It was not until Japan's expansionist plans became clear in the 1920s that Britain distanced itself from Japan. Read More
Hǔ shì dān dān [hu shi dan dan]
tiger look at stare stare
A tiger's stare. To look very covetously
To eye enviously
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