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了如指掌
Pinyin
liǎo rú zhǐ zhǎng
English
have things at one's fingertips
Explanation
Meaning
了:明白;指掌:指着手掌。形容对事物了解得非常清楚,象把东西放在手掌里给人家看一样。
Context
《论语·八佾》:“或问禘之说。子曰:‘不知也;知其说者之于天下也,其如示诸斯乎!’指其掌。”何晏集解引包咸曰:“孔子谓或人言知禘礼之说者,于天下之事,如指示掌中之物,言其易了。”
Example
只这一相形之下,美丑高低,便~了。 ◎闻一多《冬夜评论》
Synonyms
一目了然、一清二楚、洞若观火
Antonyms
疑团莫释、一团漆黑
Grammar
偏正式;作谓语;指对事物十分了解
 
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