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焚膏继晷
Pinyin
fén gāo jì guǐ
English
burn the midnight oil
Explanation
Meaning
膏:油脂,指灯烛;继:继续,接替;晷:日光。点上油灯,接续日光。形容勤奋地工作或读书。
Context
唐·韩愈《进学解》:“焚膏油以继晷,恒兀兀以穷年。”
Example
相传文人目多眚,归咎读书,~,以致损明。 ◎清·张潮《虞初新志·三侬赘人广自序》
Synonyms
夜以继日、通宵达旦
Antonyms
饱食终日、无所事事
Grammar
连动式;作谓语、状语、分句;含褒义
 
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