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Chengyu
挖空心思
Pinyin
wā kōng xīn sī
English
cudgel one's brains (for an ingenious device)
Explanation
Meaning
比喻想尽一切办法。
Context
鲁迅《花边文学·考场三丑》:“例如问《十三经》是什么,文天祥是那朝人,全用不着自己来挖空心思做,一做,倒糟糕。”
Synonyms
搜索枯肠、费尽心机
Antonyms
无所用心
Grammar
动宾式,作谓语、状语;含贬义
 
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