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Chengyu
精卫填海
Pinyin
jīng wèi tián hǎi
English
have a dogged determination to achieve one's purpose
Explanation
Meaning
精卫:古代神话中的鸟名。精卫衔来木石,决心填平大海。旧时比喻仇恨极深,立志报复。后比喻意志坚决,不畏艰难。
Context
《山海经·北山经》:“炎帝之少女名曰女娃。女娃游于东海,溺而不返,故为精卫,常衔西山之木石,以堙于东海。”
Example
宾南如~,每不自量。 ◎清·阮葵生《茶余客话》卷十
Synonyms
矢志不移、愚公移山、移山倒海
Grammar
主谓式;作谓语、定语;比喻意志坚决,不畏艰难
 
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