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寿终正寝
Pinyin
shòu zhōng zhèng qǐn
English
die a natural death (often used mockingly)
Explanation
Meaning
寿终:年纪很大才死;正寝:旧式住宅的正房。原指老死在家里。现比喻事物的灭亡。
Context
明·许仲琳《封神演义》第十一回:“你道朕不能善终,你自夸寿终正寝,非侮君而何!”
Example
这样看来,邮递这条路是要断绝了,刊物也就不免~了! ◎邹韬奋《患难余生记·流亡》
 
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