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Chengyu
扬眉吐气
Pinyin
yáng méi tǔ qì
English
feel proud and elated
Explanation
Meaning
扬起眉头,吐出怨气。形容摆脱了长期受压状态后高兴痛快的样子。
Context
唐·李白《与韩荆州书》:“何惜阶前盈尺之地,不使白扬眉吐气,激昂青云耶?”
Example
只要将来做了八府巡按,妈也就可以~了。 ◎巴金《家》十二
Synonyms
眉飞色舞、慷慨激昂
Antonyms
垂头丧气、忍声吞气、俯首帖耳
Grammar
联合式;作谓语、定语、状语;含褒义
 
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