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Chengyu
逆水行舟
Pinyin
nì shuǐ xíng zhōu
English
battle against the current
Explanation
Meaning
逆着水流的方向行船。比喻不努力就要后退。
Context
鲁迅《且介亭杂文·门外文谈》:“即使目下还有点逆水行舟,也只好拉纤。”
Synonyms
知难而进、逆流而上
Antonyms
知难而退、一帆风顺
Grammar
偏正式;作谓语、宾语;常与“不进则退”连用
 
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