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力不从心
Pinyin
lì bù cóng xīn
English
unable to do as much as one would like to
Explanation
Meaning
心里想做,可是力量够不上。
Context
《后汉书·西域传》:“今使者大兵未能得出,如诸国力不从心,东西南北自在也。”
Example
按我的政治思想水平、斗争阅历和知识能力,担当编选陈毅同志诗词的工作确是~。 ◎张茜《陈毅诗词选集·序言》
Synonyms
无能为力、心有余而力不足
Antonyms
得心应手、力所能及
Grammar
主谓式;作谓语、宾语;用于谦辞
 
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