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Chengyu
匏瓜空悬
Pinyin
páo guā kōng xuán
Explanation
Meaning
孔子比喻自己无法像匏瓜那样系悬着而不让人食用,应该出仕为官,有所作为。后用以比喻有才能的人却不为世所用。
Context
《论语·阳货》:“吾岂匏瓜也哉?焉能系而不食。”
 
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