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Chengyu
三长两短
Pinyin
sān cháng liǎng duǎn
English
unforeseen disasters or accidents (usually refers to death)
Explanation
Meaning
指意外的灾祸或事故。特指人的死亡。
Context
明·范文若《鸳鸯棒·恚剔》:“我还怕薄情郎折倒我的女儿,须一路寻上去,万一有三长两短,定要讨个明白。”
Example
要是万一李嫂子有~,真是可惜! ◎姚雪垠《李自成》第一卷第十七章
Synonyms
山高水低、一差二错
Antonyms
安然无恙
Grammar
联合式;作宾语;含贬义
 
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