“抄” means “to copy,” and “作业” refers to “homework.” This term literally refers to scenarios where lazy students don’t finish their homework on their own but copy from their classmates or from other online resources. Gamers use this term to describe scenarios where inexperienced players copy the strategies of elite gamers. Nowadays, the term is used in more general situations where people borrow from the experience of others when faced with a similar problem.
Wèishénme méiyǒu nǚshēng xǐhuan wǒ？
Why don’t girls like me?
Nǐ gē búshì tèbié huì zhuī nǚháizi ma？Zhǎo tā chāozuòyè a。
Doesn’t your big brother have a way with girls? Learn from his experience!