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Chengyu
坐以待旦
Pinyin
zuò yǐ dài dàn
English
sit and wait till dawn
Explanation
Meaning
旦:天亮。坐着等天亮。比喻办事勤劳。
Context
《尚书·太甲上》:“先王昧爽,丕显,坐以待旦。”《孟子·离娄下》:“仰而思之,夜以继日;幸而得之,坐以待旦。”
Example
停了片时,宝玉便昏沉睡去,贾母等才得略略放心,只好~。 ◎清·曹雪芹《红楼梦》第九十七回
Synonyms
夜以继日、枕戈待旦、朝乾夕惕
Grammar
连动式;作谓语、宾语;含褒义
 
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