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铁杵磨成针
Pinyin
tiě chǔ mó chéng zhēn
English
perseverance will prevail
Explanation
Meaning
杵:舂米或捶衣用的棒。将铁棒磨成细针。比喻只要有恒心,肯努力,做任何事情都能成功。
Context
宋·祝穆《方舆胜览·眉州·磨针溪》:“在象耳山下,世传李太白读书山中,未成弃去,过是溪,逢老媪方磨铁杵,问之,曰:‘欲作针’太白感其意还,卒业。”
Synonyms
铁杵成针
Grammar
主谓式;作宾语、定语、分句;含褒义
 
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