看看中国翻译大词典上的句子，更全面些的： 1、A crooked stick throws a crooked shadow. 2、A crooked stick will have a crooked shadow. 3、Fish begins to stink at the head. 4、If a leader sets a bad example, it will be followed by his subordinates. 5、if the upper beam if not straight, the lower one will go aslant. 6、when those high up do not set a good wxample, the subordinates cannot be expected to behave well.