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Chengyu
系风捕影
Pinyin
xì fēng bǔ yǐng
Explanation
Meaning
拴住风,捉住影子。比喻无法办到的事。也比喻说话做事以不可靠的传闻或表面现象作根据。
Context
《汉书·郊祀志下》:“听其言,洋洋满耳,若将可遇;求之,荡荡如系风捕影,终不可得。”
Synonyms
捕风捉影
Grammar
联合式;作谓语、定语;含贬义
 
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