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Chengyu
近水楼台先得月
Pinyin
jìn shuǐ lóu tái xiān dé yuè
English
advantages of being in a favourable position
Explanation
Meaning
水边的楼台先得到月光。比喻由于接近某些人或事物而抢先得到某种利益或便利。
Context
宋·俞文豹《清夜录》:“范文正公镇钱塘,兵官皆被荐,独巡检苏麟不见录,乃献诗云:‘近水楼台先得月,向阳花木易逢春。’”
Synonyms
靠山吃山、靠水吃水、近水楼台
Grammar
主谓式;作宾语、分句;比喻由于近便而获得优先的机会
 
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