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Chengyu
人穷智短
Pinyin
rén qióng zhì duǎn
Explanation
Meaning
穷:困厄;短:短小。指人一到无路可走的时候,思想迟钝,办法也就不多了。
Context
宋·庄季裕《鸡肋编》卷下引陈无己诗:“人穷令智短。”惟白《建中靖国续灯录》:“人贫智短,马瘦毛长。”
 
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