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Chengyu
杞人忧天
Pinyin
qǐ rén yōu tiān
English
have groundless worries or anxieties
Explanation
Meaning
〖释义〗杞:周代诸侯国名,在今河南杞县一带。杞国有个人怕天塌下来。比喻不必要的或缺乏根据的忧虑和担心。
Context
《列子·天瑞》:“杞国有人,忧天地崩坠,身亡所寄,废寝食者。”
Example
~,伯虑愁眼。(清·李汝珍《镜花缘》第二十七回)
Synonyms
庸人自扰、杞人忧天
Antonyms
无忧无虑、若无其事
Grammar
主谓式;作谓语、状语;含贬义
 
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