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油干灯草尽
Pinyin
yóu gān dēng cǎo jìn
Explanation
Meaning
比喻很快就要死亡。
Context
邹韬奋《〈萍踪寄语初集〉弁言》:“中国有句俗语叫做‘油干灯草尽’,资本主义进展到了第三期,它的渐渐地崩溃,在目前‘油’虽还未‘干’,‘灯草’虽还未‘尽’,但这样下去,是朝着‘油干灯草尽’的路线走去,这是很显然的趋势。”
 
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