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Chengyu
予齿去角
Pinyin
yǔ chǐ qù jiǎo
Explanation
Meaning
指天生动物赋予齿就不赋予角。比喻事物无十全十美。
Context
《汉书·董仲舒传》:“天亦有所分予,予之齿者去其角,傅其翼者两其足,是所受大者不得取小也……夫已受大,又取小,天不能足,而况人乎!”颜师古注:“谓牛无上齿则有角,其余无角者则有上齿。”
Example
荷生笑道:‘大抵花到极红,香气便觉减些,所以海棠说是无香。这也是~的意思。’ ◎清·魏秀仁《花月痕》第十一回
 
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