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Chengyu
未老先衰
Pinyin
wèi lǎo xiān shuāi
English
become senile before one's time
Explanation
Meaning
年纪还不大就衰老了。多指由于精神或体力负担过重而导致过早衰老。
Context
清·汪琬《与参议施先生书》:“琬殷忧(车感)轲,未老先衰。”
Example
北京老将军们的歌声,是应该使一切精神上~的“假老头儿”惭愧的吧! ◎秦牧《不老》
Synonyms
老当益壮
Grammar
复句式;作主语、谓语;含贬义
 
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