John Sir’s Daily Lesson #48 (约翰老师的每日一课:第48课)

Lesson #48:

(18 October 2018)

“You cannot burn the candle at both ends.”

(English) Meaning:

  1. You cannot do two opposite things at one and the same time.
  2. You cannot exhaust your energies in one direction, and yet reserve them unimpaired for something else.
  3. You cannot have it both ways.



zhú bù n éng liǎng tóu


语音:英语(John Hung)/普通话(彭比惠




Other Learning: 

  1. A door must be either shut or open.
  2. No man can serve two masters.
  3. You cannot eat your cake and have it.
  4. You cannot run with the hare and hunt with the hounds. (’不能過份耗費精力’/”不能过份耗费精力)。




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