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Chengyu
欲壑难填
Pinyin
yù hè nán tián
English
greed is hard to satisfy
Explanation
Meaning
欲:欲望;壑:深谷。形容欲望象深谷一样,很难填满。指贪心重,没法满足。
Context
《国语·晋语八》:“叔鱼生其母视之,曰:‘是虎目而豕喙,鸢肩而牛腹,谿壑可盈,是不可餍也,必以贿死。’”
Example
衙门口人~,也不好太懦弱了,尽着他们的口胃,他们得着口胃,就咽不满的馋涎了。 ◎清·颐琐《黄绣球》第四回
Synonyms
贪得无厌、贪心不足、唯利是图
Antonyms
不饮盗泉、一身清白、一尘不染
Grammar
主谓式;作谓语、定语;含贬义
 
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