To hate iron for not becoming steel 恨铁不成钢

November 4, 2019

Feel resentful towards somebody for failing to meet expectations and impatient to see improvement

 

 

 

  

 

Pinyin:  hèn tiě bù chéng gāng

 

Exp:

- be anxious for somebody to improve

- regret that one's offspring does not live up to one's expectations

- be exasperated at somebody's failure to make good

 

 

 

 

 

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