Fine words butter no parsnips. 口惠而實不至。

Fine words butter no parsnips. 

口惠而實不至。

發  音 Pronounce

kǒu huì ér shí bù zhì

解  釋 Explanation

在口頭上許人以好處,卻沒有付諸實踐。《禮記.表記》:「口惠而實不至,怨菑及其身。」清.紀昀《閱微草堂筆記.卷三.灤陽消夏錄三》:「每遇機緣,輒無成就。干祈於人,率口惠而實不至。」

英文解釋 Promises do not ensure that something will happen.
英文造句 Sue: Tom promised he would buy me any house I want if I marry him! Jane: Fine words butter no parsnips.

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