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掣襟露肘
Pinyin
chè jīn lù zhǒu
Explanation
Meaning
掣:牵接。接一下衣襟胳膊肘儿就露出来。形容衣服破烂,生活贫困。
Context
《明史·刘应节传》:“边长兵寡,掣襟露肘。”
Example
宗昭原是寒素之家,中了举,百务齐作的时候,去了这四十两银,弄得手里~。 ◎清·西周生《醒世姻缘传》
Synonyms
捉襟见肘
Grammar
连动式;作谓语;含贬义
 
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