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English to English translations [PRO] Art/Literary
English term or phrase:To strike a straight blow with a crooked stick
The author wrote "Rather than criticizing and resenting the imperfect system, I practice this philosophy: It is better to strike a straight blow with a crooked stick than spend my whole life trying to straighten the darn thing out.