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Chengyu
坐冷板凳
Pinyin
zuò lěng bǎn dèng
English
be on the bench
Explanation
Meaning
比喻因不受重视而担任清闲的职务。也比喻长期等候工作或长久地等待接见。
Context
高阳《胭脂井》:“昨天慈圣召见,特别提到,说‘只要我一天管事,决不会让李某人坐冷板凳。’”
Grammar
动宾式;作谓语、定语;含贬义
 
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