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人心不足蛇吞象
Pinyin
rén xīn bù zú shé tūn xiàng
Explanation
Meaning
比喻人贪心不足,就象蛇想吞食大象一样。
Context
《山海经·海内南经》:“巴蛇食象,三岁而出其骨。”战国楚·屈原《天问》:“一蛇吞象,厥大何如?”
Example
罗洪宪诗:“~,世事到头螳捕蝉。” ◎清·翟灏《通俗编·禽鱼》
Synonyms
贪心不足
Antonyms
知足常乐
Grammar
复句式;作宾语、定语、分句;含贬义
 
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