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Chengyu
人穷志短
Pinyin
rén qióng zhì duǎn
English
poverty stifles ambition
Explanation
Meaning
穷:困厄;短:短小。人的处境困厄,志向也就小了。
Context
清·吴趼人《二十年目睹之怪现状》第四十一回:“所谓人穷志短,我那里敢和他较量,只索避了。”
 
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