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吐故纳新
Pinyin
tǔ gù nà xīn
English
get rid of the stale and take in the fresh
Explanation
Meaning
原指人呼吸时,吐出浊气,吸进新鲜空气。现多用来比喻扬弃旧的、不好的,吸收新的,好的。
Context
《庄子·刻意》:“吹呴呼吸,吐故纳新。”
Example
最人涅伏,~,败果既落,新葩欲吐。 ◎鲁迅《集外集·说鈤》
Synonyms
推陈出新、新陈代谢
Antonyms
招降纳叛
Grammar
联合式;作谓语、定语、分句;含褒义
 
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