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Chengyu
力挽狂澜
Pinyin
lì wǎn kuáng lán
English
make every effort to save a desperate situation
Explanation
Meaning
挽:挽回;狂澜:猛烈的大波浪。比喻尽力挽回危险的局势。
Context
唐·韩愈《进学解》:“障百川而东之,回狂澜于既倒。”
Example
乾坤苍莽正风尘,~仗要人。 ◎清·丘逢甲《岭云每日楼诗钞·村居书感次崧甫韵二首》
Synonyms
扭转乾坤、砥柱中流
Antonyms
力不能支、力不从心
Grammar
动宾式;作谓语、定语;含褒义
 
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