1.谋事在人成事在天 The planning lies with man, the outcome with Heaven. Man proposes, God disposes.
2.弄巧成拙 be too smart by half; Cunning outwits itself
4.赔了夫人又折兵 throw good money after bad
5.抛砖引玉 a modest spur to induce others to come forward with valuable contributions; throw a sprat to catch a whale
6.破釜沉舟 cut off all means of retreat;burn one‘s own way of retreat and be determined to fight to the end
7.抢得先机 take the preemptive opportunities
8.巧妇难为无米之炊 If you have no hand you can't make a fist. One can't make bricks without straw.
9.千里之行始于足下 a thousand-li journey begins with the first step--the highest eminence is to be gained step by step
10.前事不忘后事之师 Past experience, if not forgotten, is a guide for the future.
11.前人栽树后人乘凉 One generation plants the trees in whose shade another generation rests.One sows and another reaps.
12.前怕狼后怕虎 fear the wolf in front and the tiger behind hesitate in doing something
13.强龙难压地头蛇 Even a dragon (from the outside) finds it hard to control a snake in its old haunt - Powerful outsiders can hardly afford to neglect local bullies. 更多学习资料请见美联英语学习网。