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◎ 古代盛土的筐子:~笼。功亏一~。
Noun
  1. (形声。从竹,贵声。本义:盛土的竹筐) 同本义 [basket for holding earth]
    为山九仞,功亏一篑。——《书·旅獒》
  2. 又如:篑笼(运土用的竹具。如挑筐);功亏一篑(比喻做事只差最后一点力量而未能完成)
  • 功亏一篑 ( 功虧一簣 ) gōng kuī yī kuì
    [fall short of success for lack of a final effort] 堆山只亏欠一筐土而没有达到要求的高度。形容仅仅缺少再坚持一下的努力而告失败
    为山九仞,功亏一篑。——《尚书·旅獒(áo)》
    这个实验眼看就要成功了,我们一定要坚持到底,否则功亏一篑,那就太可惜了

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