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听天由命
Pinyin
tīng tiān yóu mìng
English
submit to providence
Explanation
Meaning
由:听从,随顺。听任事态自然发展变化,不做主观努力。也比喻碰机会,该怎么样就怎么样。
Context
清·刘鹗《老残游记续集》第二回:“死活存亡,听天由命去罢。”
Example
我们应当与命运抗争,而不应~地生活。
Synonyms
听其自然、听之任之
Antonyms
改天换地
Grammar
连动式;作谓语、定语、宾语;含贬义
 
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