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欲罢不能
Pinyin
yù bà bù néng
English
cannot help doing sth.
Explanation
Meaning
欲:想;罢:停,歇。要停止也不能停止。
Context
《论语·子罕》:“夫子循循善诱人,博我以文,约我以礼,欲罢不能。”
Example
设或命运坎坷,从中别生枝节,拖延日久,虽要将就了事,~。 ◎清·李汝珍《镜花缘》第十二回
Synonyms
骑虎难下
Grammar
偏正式;作宾语;指处境艰难
 
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