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当仁不让
Pinyin
dāng rén bù ràng
English
not pass on to others what one is called upon to do
Explanation
Meaning
原指以仁为任,无所谦让。后指遇到应该做的事就积极主动去做,不推让。
Context
《论语·卫灵公》:“子曰:‘当仁,不让于师。’”
Example
人家骂小弟鱼肉乡愚,这句话仔细想来,在小弟却是~。 ◎清·李宝嘉《官场现形记》第十七回
Synonyms
义不容辞、理所当然
Antonyms
推三阻四、临阵脱逃
Grammar
偏正式;作谓语、状语、定语;指该做就做
 
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