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Chengyu
为人作嫁
Pinyin
wèi rén zuò jià
English
work for others without getting any benefit for oneself
Explanation
Meaning
原意是说穷苦人家的女儿没有钱置备嫁衣,却每年辛辛苦苦地用金线刺乡,给别人做嫁衣。比喻空为别人辛苦。
Context
唐·秦韬玉《贫女》诗:“苦为年年压金线,为他人作嫁衣裳。”
Example
何必~?但是我进京以来,素无人知,今日你来破例,恐将来缠绕不休。 ◎清·曹雪芹《红楼梦》第九十五回
Synonyms
徒劳无益、舍己为人
Antonyms
损人利己
Grammar
偏正式;作谓语;形容白为别人劳动
 
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