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气息奄奄
Pinyin
qì xī yān yān
English
at death's door
Explanation
Meaning
形容呼吸微弱,快要断气的样子。也比喻事物衰败没落,即将灭亡。
Context
晋·李密《陈情表》:“但以刘日薄西山,乞息奄奄,人命危浅,朝不虑夕。”
Synonyms
奄奄一息、苟延残喘
Antonyms
生龙活虎、生气勃勃
Grammar
主谓式;作谓语、补语;含贬义

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