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坐吃山空
Pinyin
zuò chī shān kōng
English
even a great fortune can be depleted by idleness
Explanation
Meaning
只坐着吃,山也要空。指光是消费而不从事生产,即使有堆积如山的财富,也要耗尽。
Context
元·秦简夫《东堂老》第一折:“便好道坐吃山空,立吃地陷。”
Example
到京之后,住在店里,已经是当卖度日,~。 ◎清·李宝嘉《官场现形记》第二十八回
Synonyms
坐吃山崩、暴殄天物
Antonyms
集腋成裘、积少成多、聚沙成塔
Grammar
紧缩式;作谓语、定语、分句;含贬义
 
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