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Chengyu
朽木粪土
Pinyin
xiǔ mù fèn tǔ
English
a hopeless person
Explanation
Meaning
朽木:烂木头;粪土:脏土臭泥。比喻不堪造就、对社会没有用处的人。
Context
《论语·公冶长》:“宰予昼寝,子曰:‘朽木不可雕也,粪土之墙不可杇也,于予与何诛。’”
Synonyms
朽木粪墙
Grammar
联合式;作宾语、定语;含贬义
 
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