English translation of 零敲碎打
(líng qiāo suì dǎ)
do things in bits and pieces
⇒ 我建议你把作业一次做完,别零敲碎打。(Wǒ jiànyì nǐ bǎ zuòyè yī cì zuòwán, bié líng qiāo suì dǎ.)
I suggest that you finish your homework in one go — don't do it in bits and pieces.
Translation of 零敲碎打 from the Collins Chinese to English Dictionary