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欲益反损    Add to My Vocabulary

PinYin yù yì fǎn sǔn    Simplified 欲益反损    Traditional 欲益反損
  1. wishing for profit, but causing loss (idiom); good intentions that lead to disaster
  2. It all ends in tears.

Chinese meanings
  1. yù yì fǎn sǔn
    【释义】益:得益;损:损害。原想有所得益,结果反受损害。形容事与愿违。
    【出处】汉·司马迁《报任少卿书》:“动而见尤,欲益反损。”

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