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急流勇退
Pinyin
jí liú yǒng tuì
English
retire at the height of one's official career
Explanation
Meaning
在急流中勇敢地立即退却。比喻做官的人在得意时为了避祸而及时引退。
Context
宋·苏轼《赠善相程杰》诗:“火色上腾虽有数,急流勇退岂无人。”
Example
官人宜~,为山林娱老之计。 ◎明·冯梦龙《警世通言》卷三十一
Synonyms
激流勇退、明哲保身
Antonyms
激流勇进、知难而进
Grammar
偏正式;作主语、谓语、宾语;含褒义

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