杞人忧天 (qǐ rén yōu tiān)
Once upon a time, thare was a man in the state of Qi, he always worried about things that won't happen. One day, he was anxious again, because he was afraid for he thought if the sky collapsed, he would be crushed into death. He worried about that every day, he was thinner and thinner. But time went by, everything was ok, except his worrying heart. It was said that he didn't stop worrying about the "collapsing sky" even at the moment he was dead.
This idiom is used to describe people who wastes time and energy, even life on the bad situations that won't happen.
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