Meaning of the Idiom
bei dao er chi（run in opposite directions）
Once a man wanted to go to the south, but his carriage was heading north.
A pedestrian asked him:” If you are going to south, why is your chariot heading north?” The man answered:” My horse is good at running, my driver is highly skilled at driving a carriage, and I have enough money.” The man didn’t consider that the direction might be wrong; the better his conditions were, the farther away he is from his destination.
The idiom derived from this story indicates that one’s action was the opposite effect to one’s intention.
[bèi dào ér chí]，指向着相反的方向奔驰；形容背离正确目标，朝反方向走。
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