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Chengyu
细水长流
Pinyin
xì shuǐ cháng liú
English
economize and avoid running short / go about something little by little without a let up
Explanation
Meaning
比喻节约使用财物,使经常不缺用。也比喻一点一滴不间断地做某件事。
Context
清·翟灏《通俗编·地理》引《教经》:“汝等常勤精进,譬如小水常流,则能穿石。”
Example
告诉老王说,要多吃野菜树皮,少吃米面,~呀! ◎梁斌《红旗谱》四十六
Synonyms
持之以恒、精打细算
Antonyms
虎头蛇尾、大手大脚
Grammar
主谓式;作谓语、定语、分句;含褒义
 
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