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危在旦夕
Pinyin
wēi zài dàn xī
English
(of a city under enemy attack) may fall at any moment / (of a critically ill patient) may die at any moment
Explanation
Meaning
旦夕:早晨和晚上,形容时间短。形容危险就在眼前。
Context
《三国志·吴书·太史慈传》:“今管亥暴乱,北海被围,孤穷无援,危在旦夕。”
Example
现在桂林又~,柳州也将不保。 ◎闻一多《组织民众与保卫大西南》
Synonyms
朝不保夕、危如朝露
Antonyms
安如磐石
Grammar
主谓式;作谓语、定语;形容十分危险
 
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