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)

armchair strategist; idle theorizing;

Example sentences with "紙上談兵", translation memory

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zh 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。
en 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
zh 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
en 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
zh 纸上谈兵、研究以及联合国各机构的良好用意往往不能转化为真正的惠益。
en Too often, paperwork, studies and well-meaning United Nations agency intentions have failed to translate into real benefits
zh 否则,加强联合国维和行动最终也将无异于纸上谈兵
en Otherwise, talking about strengthening United Nations peacekeeping operations will ultimately be no more than empty words
zh 《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。
en 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
zh 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。
en 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
zh 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。
en The provisions relating to special and differential treatment remain rather theoretical and have not materialized in any concrete steps in favour of developing countries
zh 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。
en 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
zh 在发展问题上,联合国仅限于纸上谈兵
en In terms of development, the United Nations is limiting itself to rhetoric
zh 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。
en The Advisory Committee emphasizes that intensified commitment is required to avert the risk of results-based budgeting becoming a paper exercise
zh 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。
en 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
zh 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
en 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
zh 国际社会对于国际刑法的强制执行仅仅是纸上谈兵,无法令人感到满意。
en The international community cannot be satisfied with the mere reinforcement of international criminal law on the books
zh 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。
en This implied a welcome shift from a theoretical approach, bringing new dynamism and commitment to the Brookings process
zh 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
en Where they exist, plans “often fail to be implemented and remain grand designs on paper
zh 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
en Without stable finances, proposals to give the United Nations a greater role in international affairs would be no more than empty talk
zh 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
en That is why Belarus is not interested in proposing yet another international decade as a mere exercise in publicity or paperwork
zh 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。
en 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
zh 但是,除非将这些发言付诸实施,否则,仅是纸上谈兵而已。
en But those statements will remain merely theoretical unless they are put into practice
zh 如果不改变态度观念,深刻的变革就是纸上谈兵
en No profound change was possible without attitudinal change
zh 刑事制裁措施应当强有力和切实有效,而不仅是纸上谈兵
en The penal sanction should be strong and effective and not merely on paper
zh 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。
en 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
zh 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
en 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
zh 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。
en 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
zh 这些框架并非纸上谈兵,而是创造附加值的重要工具。
en Those frameworks are not academic exercises; they are essential tools in providing added value
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