1. 盆子不成比喻行動目的相違願望絕不達到後漢書··五倫》:不如戴盆望天。」文選·司馬遷·》:以為何以賓客室家日夜不肖才力。」

lit. viewing the sky with a basin on one's head; it is hard to get a clear view of the sky while carrying a platter on one's head, fig. it is hard to get on in one's career while encumbered by family obligations, one can't perform a major task while bothered by other duties