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Chengyu
断杼择邻
Pinyin
duàn zhù zé lín
Explanation
Meaning
孟母为了教育孟子不要中途荒废学业,用被割断的纱不成布来做比喻;孟母三迁居处,选择良好的环境,来影响孟子的成长。
Context
汉·刘向《列女传·母仪传》:“孟子之少也,既学而归,孟母方绩,问曰:‘学何所至矣?’孟子曰:‘自若也。’孟母以刀断其织。孟子惧而问其故,孟母曰:‘子之学,若吾断斯织也。’”
 
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