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平步青云
Pinyin
píng bù qīng yún
English
(said of a career or social position) a meteoric rise
Explanation
Meaning
平:平稳;步:行走;青云:高空。指人一下子升到很高的地位上去。
Context
《史记·范睢蔡泽列传》:“须贾顿首言死罪,曰:‘贾不意君能自致于青云之上。’”
Example
本图平步上青云,直为红颜滞此身。 ◎元·关汉卿《谢天香》楔子
Synonyms
一步登天、青云直上
Antonyms
一蹶不振
Grammar
动宾式;作谓语、定语、状语;用于祝辞
 
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