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"三心二意"什么意思?

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    It's an idiom which means "In two minds about something" or basically, half-hearted, not completely focused on something.

     

    做事不专心,不专一。

    【本意】亦作“ 三心两意 ”。一个人有三颗心,两个意念。古人认为思考是心,所以,三个心,就不能形成一致,两个意念,也就不同一处。

    【比喻义】
    常指不安心,不专一,同时做几件不同的事情。
    形容犹豫不决或意志不坚定。[

    It is in contrast with "一心一意“, which means focusing on one thing in a time. In opposite, "三心二意” means dealing with multiple things in a time. Usually it is used as a negative word, saying you are always distracted when you are dealing with your works, or saying you are not well focusing on your conversation or relationship with your girlfriend. =)

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