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大喜过望
Pinyin
dà xǐ guò wàng
English
be pleased beyond expectation
Explanation
Meaning
过:超过;望:希望。结果比原来希望的还好,因而感到特别高兴。
Context
《史记·黥布传》:“出就舍,张御食饮从官如汉王居,布又大喜过望。”
Example
灿若灯下一看,正是前日相逢之人,不觉~,方才放下了心。 ◎明·凌濛初《初刻拍案惊奇》卷十六
Synonyms
喜出望外、喜从天降
Antonyms
大失所望、大失人望
Grammar
主谓式;作谓语、定语、状语;指特别高兴
 
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