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Chengyu
内忧外患
Pinyin
nèi yōu wài huàn
English
be faced with troubles at home and aggression from abroad
Explanation
Meaning
多指国内不安定和外敌侵略。有时也比喻个人的情况。
Context
《管子·戒》:“君外舍而不鼎馈,非有内忧,必有外患。”
Example
摆着那些七零八落的人才,要支撑这个~的天下,越想越觉危险。 ◎清·曾朴《孽海花》第二十一回
Synonyms
内外交困
Antonyms
国泰民安
Grammar
联合式;作主语、宾语、定语;指国内不安定和外敌侵略
 
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