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善始善终
Pinyin
shàn shǐ shàn zhōng
English
begin well and end well
Explanation
Meaning
做事情有好的开头,也有好的结尾。形容办事认真。
Context
《庄子·大宗师》:“善妖善老,善始善终。”《史记·陈丞相世家赞》:“以荣名终,称贤相,岂不善始善终哉?”
Example
不如早达时务,~,全了恩人生前一段美意。 ◎明·冯梦龙《警世通言》卷二十五
Synonyms
有始有终、有头有尾
Antonyms
有始无终、虎头蛇尾
Grammar
联合式;作谓语、定语;含褒义
 
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