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Chengyu
膝行肘步
Pinyin
xī xíng zhǒu bù
Explanation
Meaning
用膝盖和肘部匍匐前进。形容地位低下,不足以与人平起平坐。
Context
唐·王勃《山亭思友人序》:“陆平原、曹子建,足可以车载斗量;谢灵运、潘安仁,足可以膝行肘步。”
Example
待到来日,~,肉袒求见。 ◎元·无名氏《谇范叔》第三折
 
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