Climb a tree to catch fish – 缘木求鱼

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yuán mù qiú yú
climb a tree to catch fish
without any practical course of action
to attempt the imposible


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⇒ Chinese Sayings Podcast (Laszlo Montgomery)
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There is a counterpart to/ longer version of this saying, but I didn’t care for it as much.

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