Daily Chinese Proverb: Helpless

Posted by Charlie @ Discovering Mandarin Monday, 2 November 2009
This Chinese Proverb speaks of times when you are helpless in a situation. This is used in situations such as crises where things are unavoidable. In these situations it is useful to remember 防不胜防 (you can't guard against it).

A similiar English proverb is that "My hands are tied".

shù​ shǒu ​wú​ cè​
to have one's hands bound and be unable to do anything about it

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