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Chengyu
蚍蜉撼树
Pinyin
pí fú hàn shù
English
attempt to do what is far beyond one's power
Explanation
Meaning
蚂蚁想摇动大树。比喻自不量力。
Context
唐·韩愈《调张籍》诗:“蚍蜉撼大树,可笑不自量。”
Example
蚂蚁缘槐夸大国,~谈何易。 ◎毛泽东《满江红·和郭沫若同志》
Synonyms
自不量力、螳臂当车
Antonyms
量力而行
Grammar
主谓式;作主语、谓语、宾语;含贬义
 
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