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Chengyu
死而后已
Pinyin
sǐ ér hòu yǐ
English
until my heart stops beating / to the end of one's days
Explanation
Meaning
已:停止。死了以后才罢手。形容为完成一种责任而奋斗终身。
Context
《论语·泰伯》:“士不可以不弘毅,任重而道远。仁以为己任,不亦重乎?死而后已,不亦远乎?”
Example
臣披肝沥胆,尚不能补报皇上之恩。今奉诏命,敢不竭力尽忠,~。 ◎明·施耐庵《水浒全传》第八十三回
Synonyms
鞠躬尽瘁、摩顶放踵
Antonyms
虚度年华
Grammar
紧缩式;作谓语、宾语、分句;含褒义
 
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