Translations into English:

  • armchair strategist   
  • idle theorizing   

Other meanings:

 
cf Zhao Kuo 趙括|赵括 leading an army of 400,000 to total annihilation at battle of Changping 長平之戰|长平之战 in 260 BC

Similar phrases in dictionary Chinese English. (1)

纸上谈兵armchair strategist; idle theorizing;

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咨询委员会强调,为了使成果预算制不成为纸上谈兵,就必须下更大的决心。The Advisory Committee emphasizes that intensified commitment is required to avert the risk of results-based budgeting becoming a paper exercise
阐述人权与贫困问题、并载有侧重实施的诸项原则的文书,可以成为一项所有人都可以利用的宝贵国际机制,它体现了克服贫困斗争中各方的权利和责任,而其宗旨是为了使这项艰巨的目标能跳出纸上谈兵的境地。A text on human rights and poverty combining principles with an operational dimension could be a valuable international tool for all, embedding rights and responsibilities in the fight against poverty, with a view to bringing this challenging objective beyond the realm of rhetoric
他不敢肯定过去曾发生过这种情况;这一问题比较棘手,纸上谈兵很难解决。He was not aware that that situation had ever arisen, and the problem was not an easy one to resolve in the abstract
但是,除非将这些发言付诸实施,否则,仅是纸上谈兵而已。But those statements will remain merely theoretical unless they are put into practice
刑事制裁措施应当强有力和切实有效,而不仅是纸上谈兵The penal sanction should be strong and effective and not merely on paper
这本身就是一个重要的成就,但是如果我们不能够组织一个有效的机制推动这一议程,这不过是纸上谈兵That is a significant achievement in itself, but it will mean almost nothing unless we are able to organize an effective mechanism for carrying this agenda forward
纸上谈兵与实际进展不能混为一谈。Paper must not be confused with progress
它强调指出,高级管理人员必须全力以赴,而各级工作人员必须参与,才能避免这种计划仅仅是纸上谈兵的危险。It emphasizes that commitment of the senior managers and involvement of staff at all levels is required to avert the risk of such a plan becoming merely a theoretical exercise
本着从纸上谈兵转向采取实际行动的务实精神,各位部长和其他代表团团长还结合其所讨论的每一项目标相互介绍了其各自的国家在建立伙伴关系和推广各种最佳做法方面的实例,以期根据各自的实际经验确定各种切实和可行的办法。In a spirit of moving from rhetoric to action, the ministers and other heads of delegations also shared examples of partnerships and best practices relevant to each of the targets discussed, with a view to identifying practical measures and workable approaches based on actual experience
这些框架并非纸上谈兵,而是创造附加值的重要工具。Those frameworks are not academic exercises; they are essential tools in providing added value
《宪法》中规定的法案虽然计划最终赋予司法培训学校、最高司法委员会和司法机构以保证其有更大权力与独立性的法律地位,但迄今仍然是纸上谈兵,如同计划成立法律和司法改革委员会的项目一样。The bills provided for in the Constitution and designed finally to give the Judicial Training College, the Supreme Council of Justice and the judiciary a legal status that would give them greater authority and independence are still on the drawing board, as is the project to set up a preparatory commission for the reform of law and justice
我们加强这一斗争的力度并取得更好结果的最宝贵和最重要工具就是各方齐心协力,脱离纸上谈兵,采取实际行动,果断及时地执行这方面的大量国际法律。The most valuable and important instrument we have to strengthen this struggle and achieve better results is joint resolve to move beyond words and intentions to acts, to implement the abundant international legislation in this area decisively and promptly
没有财务稳定,让联合国在国际事务中发挥更大的作用就是纸上谈兵Without stable finances, proposals to give the United Nations a greater role in international affairs would be no more than empty talk
虽然这项活动是纸上谈兵,受到一些学者的批评,但还是为生物圈成分的相对重要性提供了一个大致的概念。Although the exercise was theoretical and criticized by some scholars, it nevertheless provided an idea of the relative importance of the components of the biosphere
如果不改变态度观念,深刻的变革就是纸上谈兵No profound change was possible without attitudinal change
我们遗憾和悲伤地注意到,正如许多世界领导人指出的那样,全球发展伙伴关系现在仍然仅仅是纸上谈兵We have noted with regret and sadness that, as many world leaders have stated, the global partnership for development has remained only a concept on paper
在通过第 ‧ 号决议 ‧ 年后,妇女参与解决冲突--尤其是参与正式的和平进程,仍然不过是纸上谈兵,而保护她们不受暴力犯罪危害的目标仍然没有实现。Nine years after the adoption of resolution ‧ the participation of women in conflict resolution, in particular in formal peace processes, is still little more than rhetoric and their protection from violent crimes is still elusive
阿根廷希望在核裁军领域必须取得进展,避免纸上谈兵,毫无具体成果。Argentina calls for the commencement of negotiations on a fissile material cut-off treaty without conditions
这一点意味着各代表团愿意不再停留在纸上谈兵的阶段,从而为Brookings进程注入新的活力,并作出新的承诺。This implied a welcome shift from a theoretical approach, bringing new dynamism and commitment to the Brookings process
由于对青年活动缺乏兴趣,供资不足,青年积极行动只是纸上谈兵而已。 可是,负责资助积极行动的人却批评推动国际进程的力度不足。Owing to a lack of funding interest in youth activities, youth initiatives seldom reach beyond the phase of discussion and yet young people are criticized by the people responsible for funding the initiatives for not bringing enough action to international processes
一宗法庭案件肯定教育是人权,就成为人权教育的有力工具,表示能够使法律成为推动变革和消除下述疑虑的手段:国际人权条约和宪法人权保障只是纸上谈兵A single court case which has affirmed education as a human right becomes a powerful tool of human rights education, showing that law can be made to work as a means for effectuating change and dispelling suspicions that international human rights treaties and constitutional human rights guarantees are parchment promises
因此,令人遗憾的是,由于各国的无所作为,这项关键性的国际协约变成纸上谈兵It is therefore regrettable to note that this crucial international pact has been rendered ineffective as a result of inaction on the part of States
在具体案件中裁定第二条第 ‧ 款遭到违反绝非纸上谈兵,而是有实际后果的,这体现在补偿方面,特别是防止再犯。Far from being a purely academic exercise, the finding of a violation of article ‧ paragraph ‧ in a specific case has practical consequences in terms of reparation, especially as regards the prevention of any recurrence
运营信贷难以解冻造成的后果是:工作场所和设备因缺少保养而破败不堪;易消耗物资、药品包括避孕工具几乎一概没有;这就迫使医生只能纸上谈兵,开无法领药的处方。This was reflected in a major commitment to the agricultural and stockbreeding sector on the part of the State. This commitment took the form of the creation of large State agricultural enterprises, all of which, unfortunately, are today bankrupt despite repeated attempts to rescue them
对我国而言,裁谈会议必须超越纸上谈兵,实干起来,通过切实努力就具有法律约束力的承诺达成一致,防止各种武器落到恐怖分子手中。For our country, it is imperative that this Conference should move beyond rhetoric and get down to work, through effective efforts to agree on legally binding commitments that will prevent weapons from falling into the hands of terrorists
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