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Chengyu
大旱望云霓
Pinyin
dà hàn wàng yún ní
English
look forward to relief from distress
Explanation
Meaning
云霓:下雨的征兆。好象大旱的时候盼望寸水一样。比喻渴望解除困境。
Context
《孟子·梁惠王下》:“民望之,若大旱之望云霓也。”
Example
足足等了一个钟头的光景,而我们如~一样,所等候的兵车始终没有开来。 ◎郭沫若《学生时代·到宜兴去》
 
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