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泾渭分明
Pinyin
jīng wèi fēn míng
English
be entirely different
Explanation
Meaning
泾河水清,渭河水浑,泾河的水流入渭河时,清浊不混。比喻界限清楚或是非分明。
Context
《诗经·邶风·谷风》:“泾以渭浊,湜湜其沚。”
Example
~缘底事,元戎总未计恩仇。 ◎林伯渠《和朱总出太行韵》
Synonyms
一清二楚、黑白分明
Antonyms
不分皂白、泾渭不分、黑白不分
Grammar
主谓式;作主语、谓语、宾语、定语;含褒义
 
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