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Chengyu
日上三竿
Pinyin
rì shàng sān gān
English
(referring to getting up late) it's late in the morning
Explanation
Meaning
太阳升起有三根竹竿那样高。形容太阳升得很高,时间不早了。也形容人起床太晚。
Context
《南齐书·天文志上》:“永明五年十一月丁亥,日出高三竿,朱色赤黄。”唐·韩愈《岁华纪丽》卷一:“日上三竿。古诗云:日上三竿风露消。”
Example
及~,方有旨意出来道:“朕心不快,众官免朝。” ◎明·吴承恩《西游记》第十回
Synonyms
日已三竿
Grammar
主谓式;作谓语、定语;形容太阳升得很高,时间不早了
 
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