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Chengyu
续鹜短鹤
Pinyin
xù wù duǎn hè
Explanation
Meaning
比喻违失事物本性,欲益反损。
Context
语出《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
小大相形,是~之论也。 ◎明李贽《念佛答问》
 
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