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Chengyu
手忙脚乱
Pinyin
shǒu máng jiǎo luàn
English
be in a flurry
Explanation
Meaning
形容遇事慌张,不知如何是好。
Context
宋·释普济《五灯会元》:“问:‘如何是大悲境?’师曰:‘千眼都来一只收。’曰:‘如何是境中人?’师曰:‘手忙脚乱。’”
Example
諕的我~紧收拾。 ◎元·无名氏《百花亭》第三折
Synonyms
七手八脚、手足无措
Antonyms
从容不迫、有条不紊
Grammar
联合式;作谓语、状语;含贬义
 
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