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燕子衔食
Pinyin
yàn zǐ xián shí
Explanation
Meaning
比喻育子之艰辛。
Context
元·无名氏《冻苏秦》第二折:“且休说怀耽十月,只从小偎干就湿,儿口气抬举他偌大,恰便似燕子衔食。”
Example
~:凡母自言育子之苦,往往有此语。 ◎孙锦标《通俗常言疏证·家族》
 
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