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Chengyu
续凫断鹤
Pinyin
xù fú duàn hè
Explanation
Meaning
比喻违失事物本性,欲益反损。
Context
《庄子·骈拇》:“长者不为有余,短者不为不足。是故凫胫虽短,续之则忧;鹤胫虽长,断之则悲。”
Example
~,截足以适履,犹以为工未至也,如是则宁复有诗哉? ◎清钱谦益《题
 
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