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Chengyu
东劳西燕
Pinyin
dōng láo xī yàn
Explanation
Meaning
劳:伯劳。比喻情侣、朋友离别。
Context
宋·郭茂倩《乐府诗集·古辞·东飞伯劳歌》:“东飞伯劳西飞燕,黄姑织女时相见。”
Example
奇了!这人莫不是也要搭西伯利亚铁路去游学,和我们恰做个~么?(梁启超《新中国未来记》第四回)
Grammar
联合式;作宾语;比喻离别
 
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