Learn Chinese Idiom Shouzhudaitu 守株待兔
This idiom is a metaphor for those who try to be gained without giving or the inflexible person.
守[shǒu ] keep watch； 看守，看管；
待[dài ] wait; 等待；
兔[ tù] rabbit ;
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SHOU ZHU DAI TU is an idiom evolved from a fable.
Many years ago, there was a man of Song States who had a fertile field. He worked hard on the field and had good harvest. There was a tree stump in the field, and when he was tired from work, he rested for a while beside the tree stump.
One day, while he was plowing the fields, a rabbit came and ran away in a hurry, but it hit the tree stump and died. The man ran over to have a look, and was very happy: “Today’s so lucky, I have harvested a rabbit for nothing!” He took the rabbit home and thought triumphantly: “If I wait by the stump and get a rabbit every day , then I don’t need to work so hard.”
So, from that day, he put down his hoe and stayed beside the tree stump every day, waiting for the rabbit to run over and hit the tree stump to death. Time passed day by day, and the fields were overgrown with weeds and desolate. The man were still waiting beside the tree stump, but no rabbits were killed again.