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Chengyu
力争上游
Pinyin
lì zhēng shàng yóu
English
strive for first place
Explanation
Meaning
上游:河的上流,比喻先进的地位。努力奋斗,争取先进再先进。
Context
清·赵翼《瓯北诗话·五言古·闲居读书作之五》:“所以才智人,不肯自弃暴,力欲争上游,性灵乃其要。”
Example
那是~的一种树,笔直的干,笔直的枝。 ◎茅盾《白杨礼赞》
Synonyms
奋发图强、再接再厉
Antonyms
故步自封、安于现状、踌躇不前
Grammar
动宾式;作谓语、宾语、定语;含褒义
 
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