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巧妇难为无米之炊
Pinyin
qiǎo fù nán wéi wú mǐ zhī chuī
English
nobody can accomplish anything without the necessary means
Explanation
Meaning
即使是聪明能干的妇女,没米也做不出饭来。比喻做事缺少必要条件,很难做成。
Context
宋·陆游《老学庵笔记》卷三:“晏景初尚书,请僧住院,僧辞以穷陋不可为。景初曰:‘高才固易耳。’僧曰:‘巧妇安能作无面汤饼乎?’”
Synonyms
无米难为炊
Antonyms
指雁为羹
Grammar
主谓式;作谓语、定语;比喻做事缺少必要条件,很难做成
 
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