- 吃亏[chī kuī]
- （受损失） suffer losses; come to grief; get the worst of it; take [get] a beating:
You will stand to lose if you do business with him. 跟他作生意你是要吃亏的。
If one is prepared, one will be safe; if not, one will suffer.; Preparedness ensures security; unpreparedness invites disaster. 有备才能无患，无备必定吃亏。
- （在某方面条件不利） at a disadvantage; in an unfavourable situation
It pays to be honest with the taxman.
In this business you have to be tough, and the devil take the hindmost.
His inability to speak French puts him at a disadvantage.
If some athletes use drugs, it is unfair for the others.
Gain got by a lie will burn one's fingers.
Nowadays not being able to use a computer is quite a handicap for a secretary.
He was handicapped by illiteracy.
We must not say or do anything that will injure her until we know.
It would be to your advantage to quarrel with the headmaster.
A bad compromise is better than a good lawsuit.