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Meaning of 弄巧成拙

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nòng qiǎo chéng zhuō
to overreach oneself; to try to be clever and end up with egg on one's face
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Antonyms: 弄假成真
Example Sentences
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The US is the only country in the hemisphere to not have diplomatic ties with Havana, a position many critics consider anachronistic and self-defeating.
2
Perceiving myself in a blunder, I attempted to correct it.
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This could backfire if credit quality slides further, or if the economy strengthens and rates rise.
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But experience has shown that to seek to impose them by confrontation is likely to be self-defeating - especially in a country with such a historical vision of itself as China.
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As we soon discovered, though, most people can't carry it off.