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Chengyu
东兔西乌
Pinyin
dōng tù xī wū
Explanation
Meaning
兔、乌:古代神话传说中说,月亮里有玉兔,太阳里有三足金乌,所以用乌、兔代表日月。月亮东升,太阳西落。表示时光不断流逝。
Context
宋·吴潜《瑞鹤仙》:“愁高怅远。身世事,但难准。况禁他,东兔西乌相逐,古古今今不问。”
 
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