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Chengyu
人老珠黄
Pinyin
rén lǎo zhū huáng
English
(because of aging) no longer held in esteem
Explanation
Meaning
旧时比喻女子老了被轻视,就象因年代久远而失去光泽的珍珠一样不值钱。
Context
明·兰陵笑笑生《金瓶梅词话》第二回:“娘子正在青年,翻身的日子很有呢,不像俺是人老珠黄不值钱呢。”
Example
真正~不值钱,走了这点点路,果然就吃力起来,我也要回去睡个觉呢。(清·吴趼人《瞎编奇闻》第七回)
Grammar
联合式;作谓语、定语;含贬义
 
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