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Chengyu
掌上明珠
Pinyin
zhǎng shàng míng zhū
English
a beloved daughter
Explanation
Meaning
比喻接受父母疼爱的儿女,特指女儿。
Context
晋·傅玄《短歌行》:“昔君视我,如掌中珠,何意一朝,弃我沟渠。”
Example
乳名黛玉,年方五岁,夫妻爱之如~。 ◎清·曹雪芹《红楼梦》第二回
Synonyms
心肝宝贝
Grammar
偏正式;作宾语、定语;含褒义
 
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