A notch on the side of a boat to locate a sword dropped overboard 刻舟求剑

June 12, 2020

Take measures without considering changing circumstances​

 

  

 

 

Pinyin:  kè zhōu qiú jiàn

 

Exp:

- cut a mark on the side of one's boat to indicate the place where one's sword has dropped into the water

- an action made pointless by changed circumstances

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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