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Chengyu
东拼西凑
Pinyin
dōng pīn xī còu
English
piece together
Explanation
Meaning
比喻零乱地加以拼凑。
Context
清·曹雪芹《红楼梦》第八回:“因是儿子的终身大事所关,说不得东拼西凑,恭恭敬敬封了二十四两贽见礼,带了秦钟到代儒家来拜见。”
Example
当他在半路上,早已~,凑得三千银子,专为监中打点之用。 ◎清·李宝嘉《官场现形记》第二十八回
Synonyms
七拼八凑、东挪西借
Grammar
联合式;作谓语、宾语、状语;含贬义
 
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