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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无从知道这项任务在冷战期间是否只停留在纸上谈兵阶段。That mission is not known to have ever made it off of the drawing board during the Cold War
我们认为,路线图并非具约束性,它可能会只是纸上谈兵,该地区将最终被卷入暴力浪潮。We believe that if the road map is not made binding in nature, it may remain on paper and the region will ultimately be swept up in a wave of violence
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
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
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
关于特殊和有差别待遇的条款依然是纸上谈兵,并未落实任何有利发展中国家的具体措施。The provisions relating to special and differential treatment remain rather theoretical and have not materialized in any concrete steps in favour of developing countries
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
委员会一直提倡更好地落实成果预算制,以加强秘书处的管理和问责;否则成果预算制就有可能是纸上谈兵The Committee has consistently advocated the improved implementation of results-based budgeting to enhance both management and accountability in the Secretariat; otherwise, there is a risk that results-based budgeting will become a paper exercise
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
因此,白俄罗斯不热衷于提议再宣布一个国际十年,仅仅作为一种宣传或纸上谈兵That is why Belarus is not interested in proposing yet another international decade as a mere exercise in publicity or paperwork
不可能在选择纸上谈兵而不要实际和平的会员国的政治计谋中找到希望。Hope cannot be found in political manoeuvring by Member States that choose to promote pieces of paper instead of peace
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
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
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
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
而在设有规划的国家里,这些规划“常常未能付诸实施,始终是纸上谈兵Where they exist, plans “often fail to be implemented and remain grand designs on paper
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
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
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
总的说来,重债穷国债务倡议基本上还只不过是纸上谈兵The Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Debt Initiative is, for the most part, still good only on paper, largely speaking
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
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
不然,我们的所有协定将只不过是纸上谈兵Otherwise, all our agreements are mere words on paper
我们认为,联合国科索沃临时行政当局特派团的领导人应当与驻科部队密切合作,采取措施,切实完成科索沃解放军的非军事化进程,而不仅仅是纸上谈兵;这些措施应当有助于后科索沃解放军结构积极影响政治局势,阻止武器向这些结构的非法流动。We consider that the head of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo, in close cooperation with KFOR, should enact measures for the true completion of the process of demilitarizing the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), rather than its completion merely on paper; these should make it impossible for post-KLA structures to actively influence the political situation and should prevent the illegal flow of weapons to those structures
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