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too many chiefs and not enough Indians

informal too many ​managers and not enough ​people to do the ​work
(Definition of too many chiefs and not enough Indians from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “too many chiefs and not enough Indians”
in Chinese (Simplified) 官多兵少, 将多兵少, 动嘴的多,动手的少…
in Chinese (Traditional) 官多兵少, 將多兵少, 動嘴的多,動手的少…
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