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Chinese (Traditional) translation of “displacement activity”

displacement activity

noun [C or U]
 
 
specialized
an unnecessary activity that you only do because you are trying to delay doing a more difficult or unpleasant activity
替換活動
When I was studying for my exams I used to clean the house as a sort of displacement activity.
我在準備考試時常常會透過打掃房間來拖延學習時間。
Acting and actsDealing with things or people
(Definition of displacement activity from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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