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寄人篱下
Pinyin
jì rén lí xià
English
depend on somebody for a living
Explanation
Meaning
寄:依附。依附于他人篱笆下。比喻依附别人生活。
Context
《南史·张融传》:“丈夫当删诗书,制礼乐,何至因循寄人篱下?”
Example
鲁想到自己从前在山东省里的时候,虽靠姊夫的光当了文案,然而终是~。 ◎清·李宝嘉《官场现形记》第八回
Synonyms
仰人鼻息
Grammar
动宾式;作谓语、宾语、定语;含贬义
 
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