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Chengyu
畏缩不前
Pinyin
wèi suō bù qián
English
hesitate to press forward
Explanation
Meaning
畏惧退缩,不敢前进。
Context
宋·魏泰《东轩笔录》:“唐介始弹张尧佐,谏官皆上疏,及弹文彦博,则吴奎畏缩不前,当时谓拽动阵脚。”
Example
尤其是她自己,起先虽然颇有~的心情,此时却已鼓起勇士临阵似的气慨了。 ◎叶圣陶《平常的故事》
Synonyms
望而却步、畏葸不前
Grammar
偏正式;作谓语、定语;含贬义
 
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