en-cn dictionary website
China Club
More than
50 000
members !
Chengyu
笨鸟先飞
Pinyin
bèn niǎo xiān fēi
English
A slow sparrow should make an early start. / clumsy birds have to start flying early - the slow need to start early
Explanation
Meaning
行动笨拙的鸟要先飞。比喻能力差的人怕落后,做事比别人先动手。
Context
元·关汉卿《陈母教子》第一折:“我和你有个比喻:我似那灵禽在后,你这等坌(笨)鸟先飞。”
Example
女儿刻苦、自觉、用功,全靠~保持了各门功课全班第一。 ◎毕飞宇《九层电梯》
Synonyms
慢鸟先飞、坌鸟先飞
Antonyms
坐以待毙
Grammar
主谓式;作谓语、定语;比喻能力差的人加倍努力
 
Sitemap
Copyright © VerticalScope Inc. All Rights Reserved.

 
Page served in 0.277s