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Chengyu
渴而穿井
Pinyin
kě ér chuān jǐng
Explanation
Meaning
比喻事先没准备,临时才想办法。
Context
《素问·四气调神大论》:“夫病已成而后药之,乱已成而后治之,譬渴而穿井,斗而铸锥,不亦晚乎!”
Example
寡人所谓饥而求黍稷,~者,未尝能以欢喜见子。 ◎西汉·刘向《说苑·奉使》
Synonyms
临渴掘井
Grammar
连动式;作谓语,定语;指办事没计划
 
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