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短绠汲深
Pinyin
duǎn gěng jí shēn
Explanation
Meaning
绠:汲水用的绳子;汲:从井里打水。吊桶的绳子短,打不了深井里的水。比喻能力薄弱,难以担任艰巨的任务。
Context
《庄子·至乐》:“褚小者不可以怀大,绠短者不可以汲深。”
 
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