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Chengyu
断长续短
Pinyin
duàn chāng xù duǎn
Explanation
Meaning
续:接、补。截断长的来补短的。比喻取别人的长处,来补自己的短处。
Context
《荀子·礼论》:“礼者,断长续短,损有余,益不足,达敬爱之文,而滋成行义之美者也。”
 
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