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Chengyu
七步成诗
Pinyin
qī bù chéng shī
Explanation
Meaning
称人才思敏捷。
Context
南朝宋·刘义庆《世说新语·文学》:“文帝尝令东阿王七步中作诗,不成者行大法;应声便为诗曰:‘煮豆持作羹,漉菽以为汁;萁在釜下燃,豆在釜中泣;本自同根生,相煎何太急!’帝深有惭色。”
Example
冷绛雪道:‘子建~,千秋佳话,哪有改期姑待之理。’ ◎明·罗贯中《平山冷燕》第六回
 
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