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"骑驴找马"什么意思?

Posted by he2xu4 November 24, 2011 in the Group I Have a Question.

骑驴找马

Riding a donkey looking for a horse?

I found this answer:

因为不认识马,所以就只有比照驴子的样子去找

Because you don't know any horses, so you just only know the donkey kind to go look.

Here's another interpretation:

骑驴找马”这个词来源于北方的俗语,没什么具体的来历。意思是暂且骑着驴,等找到好一些的坐骑后再换。这个词的本意没什么褒贬,是个中性词,但它还可以换一种表达方式,大意也差不了多少,就是:“吃着碗里的,看着锅里的”。不过后者的意思虽然不差太多,只是褒贬立判,变成了人心不足、贪得无厌的贬义词

Based on these, I'm taking a guess is that the meaning is something like "Don't get too greedy" ?

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