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Chengyu
畏首畏尾
Pinyin
wèi shǒ wèi wěi
English
filled with misgiving and fear
Explanation
Meaning
畏:怕,惧。前也怕,后也怕。比喻做事胆子小,顾虑多。
Context
《左传·文公十七年》:“畏首畏尾,身其余几?”
Example
妹子平日但凡遇见吃酒行令,最是高兴,从不~。 ◎清·李汝珍《镜花缘》第八十四回
Synonyms
瞻前顾后、左顾右盼
Antonyms
无所畏惧、当机立断
Grammar
联合式;作谓语、定语;含贬义
 
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