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Chengyu
瞠乎其后
Pinyin
chēng hū qí hòu
English
despair of ever catching up
Explanation
Meaning
瞠:瞪着眼看;其:代词,他。在别人后面干瞪眼赶不上。形容远远落在后面。
Context
《庄子·田子方》:“夫子奔逸绝尘,而回瞠若乎后矣。”
Example
乾隆朝的“十全武功”固然~,就是康熙朝的平三藩之乱,论规模、论艰难,也都不如。 ◎高阳《玉座珠帘》上册
Synonyms
望尘莫及、不可企及
Antonyms
并驾齐驱
Grammar
偏正式;作谓语;用于书面语
 
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