成语”杞人忧天”用英语怎么说?

成语杞人忧天用英语怎么说?

“杞人忧天”,“杞”是“古代地名(the name of an ancient state)”,“忧”的意思是“担忧、焦虑(worry)”。“杞人忧天”字面意思是杞国人担心天会塌下来(The man of Qi was afraid that the heavens were about to fall on him),比喻缺乏根据或不必要的担心和忧虑(unnecessary worry,excessive anxiety),与英语俗语“meet trouble half-way”意思相近,表示“to worry, grow anxious, or distress oneself unnecessarily over something that has yet to happen”。

例句:

你不能杞人忧天的生活,不然会因为优柔寡断和焦虑而崩溃。

You can’t go through life meeting trouble halfway, or you’ll end up paralyzed with indecision and anxiety.

也许明天会更好,我们现在不应该杞人忧天。

Maybe tomorrow will be better. We shouldn’t meet trouble halfway now.

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