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 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 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 法院行使职能并非纸上谈兵,不注意其存在和行动对实地决策者的影响方式而考虑其授权的作法是错误的。
en The Court does not operate in a textbook reality, and it would be wrong to contemplate its mandate without paying attention to the ways its existence and actions can influence the decision-makers on the ground
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 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 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 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。
en He was not aware that that situation had ever arisen, and the problem was not an easy one to resolve in the abstract
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 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。
en 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
zh 总的说来,重债穷国债务倡议基本上还只不过是纸上谈兵
en The Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Debt Initiative is, for the most part, still good only on paper, largely speaking
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 纸上谈兵与实际进展不能混为一谈。
en Paper must not be confused with progress
zh 加澳新集团还关切的是,按成果编制预算制度有可能成为纸上谈兵,而不是一个管理工具。
en The CANZ group was also concerned that results-based budgeting was in danger of becoming a paper exercise rather than a management tool
zh 加拿大、澳大利亚和新西兰极力主张有效管理和制定明确的预算,敦促秘书处提出明确的、理由全面合理的预算。 当然,它们也知道维和行动的管理不是简单的纸上谈兵
en As strong advocates of effective management and clear budgeting, Canada, Australia and New Zealand urged the Secretariat to produce clear and fully justified budgets, though they were aware that peacekeeping missions could not simply be managed on paper
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 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 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 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。
en 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
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 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
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 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 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 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。
en Hope cannot be found in political manoeuvring by Member States that choose to promote pieces of paper instead of peace
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