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坐而待弊
Pinyin
zuò ér dài bì
Explanation
Meaning
坐着等死。比喻遭遇危难而不采取积极的措施。
Context
语出三国·蜀·诸葛亮《后出师表》:“然不伐贼,王业亦亡,惟坐而待亡,孰与伐之。”
Example
然~,曷若伏而俟命。 ◎《新五代史·唐臣传·任圜》
 
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