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come back with fruitful results
满载而归
in the course of time
久而久之
fall apart under pressure
方寸大乱
to maintain compusure in the face of difficulty/danger
泰然处之
one's personality is harder to change than mountains and rivers
江山易改, 本性难移
to deep on doing (something positive), perservere
持之以恒
duck a question, avoid/keep silent on a subject
避而不谈
to pay respect to, but keep at a distance
敬而远之
reward good and punish evil
奖善罚恶
every movement and every action
一举一动
the people have no means of livelihood
民不聊生
willing and happy to do something
心甘情愿
(as scarce as) pheonix feathers and unicorn bones; unique and valuable person/object; RARE
凤毛麟角
show mercy
手下留情
have no alternative
无可奈何
what one learned is not put to use
学非所用
make little use of great talent
大材小用
naturally, as a matter of course
理所当然
of no consequence
无关紧要
steadily deteriorate, go from bad to worse
每况愈下
study for the purpose of application
学以致用
unreasonable, be impervious to reason
不可理喻
all-inclusive, rich in content and complete
包罗万象
rare, scarce, very few
少之又少
distinctive qualities, specific characteristics
独到之处
speak or write in a simple or straightforward way that lacks rhetorical flourish
平铺直叙
(utter or do something) without rhyme or reason/abruptly
没头没脑
rack one's brain (for an explanation, etc)
挖空心思
equivocal, ambiguous
模棱两可
(two or more people) share the same view by coincidence
不谋而合
not worth mentioning
微不足道
genuine evidence, conclusive proof
真凭实据