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急功近利

【拼 音】 jí gōng jìn lì 【解 释】 功:成功;近:眼前的。急于求成,贪图眼前的成效和利益。【出 处】 汉·董仲舒《春秋繁露·卷九·对胶西王》: 仁人者正其道不谋其利,修其理不急其功。&
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随遇而安

【注 音】:suí yù ér ān 【释 义】:随:顺从;遇:遭遇。指能顺应环境,在任何境遇中都能满足。 【出 处】:清·刘献廷《广阳杂记》一:“随寓而安,斯真隐矣。” 清·文康《儿女英雄传》
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【一 鼓 作 气】 To Rouse the Spirits With the First Beats of the Drum

During the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 BC), the State of Qi prepared itself for battle with the State of Lu. Qi drummers goaded the Lu army to fight. As the Lu ruler was about to give the order to attack, his co
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【画 龙 点 睛】 To bring a painted dragon to life by drawing in the pupils of its eyes

During the Southern and Northern Dynasties Period (420-589), there was a Chinese painter called Zhang Sengyao. Once, he visited a temple and painted four dragons on the wall, but he gave none of them eyes. onlookers tho
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【拔 苗 助 长】 Helping seedlings to grow by pulling them up

There once was a farmer who lived during the Song Dynasty (960-1279 AD). He was a very impatient man. The anxious farmer measured the size his crops every day. One day, he found that his crops were growing much slower t
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【 对 牛 弹 琴 】 Play the lute to a cow

In ancient times, there lived a musician named Gong Mingyi. He was a master of the Zheng, a plucked string instrument. Unfortunately, his rash behavior often led him astray.One day, he saw a cow grazing in a field near
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The horse that does harm to the herd - A black sheep

It was about four thousand years ago. Huangdi (Yellow Emperor), the first legendary ruler of China, went to the countryside to visit an old friend with his entourage. They met a boy keeping watch over a herd of horses o
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A bird startled by the sound of a bowstrin

During the time of the Warring States (475-221 BC), there lived a well-known archer named Geng Ying whose art in shooting was excelled by none at his time.One day, as he was standing by the King of Wei, a flock of swan
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Only One Side is Willing一厢情愿

Many years ago, a farmer happened to notice the King's daughter in the capital and he lost his heart to her at first sight. After returning, he missed the princess day and night. Soon, he was ill. His friends and relati
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Draw a pancake to allay hunger – to feed on illusions画饼充饥

Lu Yu was a learned man of integrity who served as a senior official in the period of Three Kingdoms (220-280).Once, the emperor of Wei was trying to fill a government post, and was studying a list of famous names put f
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ZoomIn ZoomOut按图索骥

Look for a noble steed according to its descriptionBo Le was a famous master of horse-judging. He wrote a book titled Xiang Ma Jing (classics of how to judge a horse) to explain how to recognize a good horse. "A good ho
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Utopia 世外桃源

During the Eastern Jin Dynasty, there was an old fisherman in Wuling. One day, he took his boat out to go fishing. As the boat floated downstream, the fisherman lost his way. Suddenly, a beautiful forest of peach trees
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What is said carries weight 一言为重

In ancient times, there was a prime minister named Shang Yang in the State of Qin. He was held in high regard by the King. In the year 359 BC, he wanted to reform the system politically in order to promote economic deve
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Hide a dagger in a smile 笑里藏刀

During the Tang Dynasty (618-907), there was a minister named Li Yifu. He was very good at flattering people, so his official position was raised higher and higher and he eventually became the prime minister. However, L
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The bird Jingwei tries to fill the sea精卫填海

once upon a time, the youngest daughter of Yandi (Emperor Yan), the legendary ruler of primitive China, went sailing on the East China Sea. While she was enjoying herself, a strong wind rose and her boat capsized. Just
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When the map is unrolled, the dagger is revealed图穷匕现

Toward the end of the Warring States Period (475-221 BC), there was a powerful state named Qin. It wanted to annex other states to unite China. In 228 BC, the Qin army conquered one of the states and prepared to attack
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Failing to keep in the times 不合时宜

Failing to keep in the timesThere was a couple in the State of Lu. The husband was an expert shoemaker and the wife had a skilled hand in weaving silk.One day, after a long discussion, they decided to go to the State of
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Look at sb. with new eyes 刮目相看

Look at sb. with new eyes -- treat sb. with increased respectLü Meng was a general of the state of Wu during the Three Kingdoms Period (220-180). Born in a poor family, he did not have the chance to go to school wh
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Mistake the reflection of a bow in the cup for a snake 杯弓蛇影

Mistake the reflection of a bow in the cup for a snakeDuring the Han Dynasty (206BC-220AD), there was a county magistrate called Ying Chen. One summer day, he invited his secretary Du Xuan to his house and treated him t
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Give up halfway 半途而废

Give up halfwayDuring the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220AD), there was a man called Yue Yangzi. Encouraged by his wife, he left home to visit scholars and enrich his knowledge.A year later, he came back home suddenly."Why
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The hounds are killed for food once all the hares are bagged 兔死狗烹

The hounds are killed for food once all the hares are baggedDuring the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 BC), there were two famous senior officials in the State of Yue. Gou Jian, the King of Yue, ignored the advice of
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Repeated injunctions 三令五申

Repeated injunctionsIn the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 BC), the famous strategist Sun Wu, also known as Sun Tzu, came to see the King of the State of Wu, bringing along his great work "The Art of War." He offered
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Hesitate to pelt a rat for fear of smashing the dishes (beside it) 投鼠忌器

Hesitate to pelt a rat for fear of smashing the dishes (beside it)There is a story in "Book of Han" about a rich man who was a lover of antiques. Among his large collection was a rare vase made of jade. The vase was of
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The fox is sad at the death of the hare 兔死狐悲

Once, a fox and a hare became friends with the purpose of defending themselves against their joint enemy, the hunters, and made an oath to each other: To the same life and death, through thick and thin. One day, they we
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Mend the fold after a sheep is lost亡羊补牢

During the Warring States Period (475-221 BC), the State of Chu became less powerful during the reign of King Xiang. The king and his important court officials were dissolute and incompetent and indulged themselves in l
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