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Chengyu
时运不济
Pinyin
shí yùn bù jì
English
be down on one's luck
Explanation
Meaning
时机和命运不佳。
Context
明·凌濛初《二刻拍案惊奇》卷十九:“先对莫翁道:‘寄儿蒙公公相托,一向看牛不差。近来时运不济,前日失了两牛,今蹇驴又生病,寄儿看管不来。’”
Example
有一次他替一位病妇半夜里去请医生,医生困眼朦胧的下错了药,而人们全埋怨赵四~至于把有名的医生连累的下错了药! ◎老舍《老张的哲学》第二九
 
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