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Chengyu
贼去关门
Pinyin
zéi qù guān mén
English
lock the stable after the horse is stolen
Explanation
Meaning
贼偷了东西走后才云关门。比喻事故发生之后才采取防范措施。
Context
宋·释道原《景德传灯录》卷二十一:“僧问曰:‘若不遇于师,几成走作。’师曰:‘贼去后关门。’”
Example
这里~,众人更加小心,不敢睡觉。 ◎清·曹雪芹《红楼梦》第一一二回
Synonyms
亡羊补牢
Grammar
紧缩式;作谓语、定语;含贬义
 
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