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一不做,二不休    Add to My Vocabulary

PinYin yī bù zuò , èr bù xīu    Simplified 一不做,二不休    Traditional 一不做,二不休
  1. don't do it, or don't rest (idiom); either give up, or go through to the end
  2. Since we started, we must carry it through whatever happens.
  3. in for a penny, in for a pound

Chinese meanings
  1. yī bù zuò,èr bù xiū
    事情已经开始了,就索性干到底。

Chinese meanings
  1. yī bū zuò,èr bù xiū
    【近义】破釜沉舟
    【反义】犹豫不决
    【释义】原意是要么不做,做了就索兴做到底。指事情既然做了开头,就索兴做到底。
    【出处】唐·赵元一《奉天录》卷四:“光晟临死言曰:‘传语后人,第一莫作,第二莫休。’”
    【用例】到这地步,~,我是打算拼一拼了。(茅盾《子夜》七)

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