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搜索枯肠
Pinyin
sōu suǒ kū cháng
English
rack one's brains (for fresh ideas, apt expressions etc.)
Explanation
Meaning
搜索:搜查;枯肠:比喻才思苦窘。形容写作时苦思苦想。
Context
唐·卢仝《走笔谢孟谏议寄新茶》诗:“三椀搜枯肠,唯有文字五千卷。”
Example
今日宝云姐姐务要想个好顽的,若再教我~,那真坑死人了。 ◎清·李汝珍《镜花缘》第六十九回
Synonyms
挖空心思、搜肠刮肚
Antonyms
无所用心
Grammar
动宾式;作谓语;含贬义
 
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