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无能为力
Pinyin
wú néng wéi lì
English
cannot do anything about it
Explanation
Meaning
不能施展力量。指使不上劲或没有能力去做好某件事情、解决某个问题。
Context
清·纪昀《阅微草堂笔记》卷十四:“此罪至重,微我难解脱,即释迦牟尼亦无能为力也。”
Example
使兵饷顿竭,忠臣流涕顿足而叹,~,惟有一死以报国,不亦大可哀乎? ◎清·梁绍壬《两般秋雨庵随笔·卷八·史阁部书》
Synonyms
力不从心、力不能及、无计可施
Antonyms
得心应手
Grammar
连动式;作谓语、宾语、定语;用于推辞
 
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