Translation of "a cog in a/the machine" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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a cog in a/the machine


a member of a large organization whose job, although necessary, makes them feel as if they are not important

I decided to set up my own business because I was tired of just being a cog in a machine. 我决定创立自己的公司,因为我厌倦了在大公司中做个微不足道的小人物。

(Translation of “a cog in a/the machine” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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