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Chengyu
短小精悍
Pinyin
duǎn xiǎo jīng hàn
English
not of imposing stature but is strong and capable / (of a piece of writing) be shout and pithy
Explanation
Meaning
形容人身躯短小,精明强悍。也形容文章或发言简短而有力。
Context
《史记·游侠列传》:“解为人短小精悍。”
Example
一位~的人来了。一眼看去便知道他是广东人,哨兵向他敬礼,称呼他是排长。 ◎郭沫若《涂家埠》
Synonyms
言简意赅、简明扼要、要言不烦
Antonyms
五大三粗、人高马大、长篇大论、连篇累牍
Grammar
联合式;作谓语、定语;含褒义
 
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