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继往开来
Pinyin
jì wǎng kāi lái
English
carry forward the tradition/the cause and forge ahead into the future
Explanation
Meaning
继:继承;开:开辟。继承前人的事业,开辟未来的道路。
Context
宋·朱熹《朱子全书·周子书》:“所以继往圣,开来学,而大有功于斯世也。”
Example
将来昌明圣教,~,舍我其谁? ◎清·李宝嘉《官场现形记》第一回
Synonyms
承上启下
Antonyms
空前绝后
Grammar
连动式;作谓语、定语;含褒义
 
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