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肯堂肯构
Pinyin
kěn táng kěn gòu
Explanation
Meaning
堂:立堂基;构:盖屋。原意是儿子连房屋的地基都不肯做,哪里还谈得上肯盖房子。后反其意而用之,比喻儿子能继承父亲的事业。
Context
《尚书·大诰》:“以作室喻治政也。父已致法,子乃不肯为堂基,况肯构主屋乎?”
Grammar
联合式;作谓语、宾语;比喻子能继承父业
 
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