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Chengyu
量体裁衣
Pinyin
liàng tǐ cái yī
English
cut the coat according to the cloth
Explanation
Meaning
按照身材裁剪衣服。比喻按照实际情况办事。
Context
《墨子·鲁问》:“子观越王之志何若?意越王将听吾言,用我道,则翟将往,量腹面食,度身而衣,自比于群臣,奚能以封为哉?”
Example
俗话说:“到什么山上唱什么歌。”又说:“看菜吃饭,~。”我们无论做什么事都要看情形办理。 ◎毛泽东《反对党八股》
Synonyms
量力而行、量入为出、实事求是
Antonyms
力不从心、不自量力、力所不及
Grammar
偏正式;作谓语、宾语、分句;含褒义
 
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