English translation of '节外生枝'
(jié wài shēng zhī)
⇒ 眼看问题就要解决了,没想到又节外生枝。(Yǎnkàn wèntí jiù yào jiějué le, méi xiǎngdào yòu jié wài shēng zhī.)
We were just about to solve the problem. We hadn't imagined that there would be additional complications.
Translation of 节外生枝 from the Collins Chinese to English Dictionary