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Chengyu
付诸东流
Pinyin
fù zhū dōng liú
English
previous efforts are wasted or all hopes come to nothing
Explanation
Meaning
付:交给;诸:之于。扔在东流的水里冲走。比喻希望落空,成果丧失,前功尽弃,好象随着流水冲走了一样。
Context
唐·高适《封丘作》诗:“生事应须南亩田,世事尽付东流水。”
Example
惜丙寅清水潭决,稿本~,故录其梗概于此。 ◎清·黄钧宰《金壶七墨·鸳鸯印传奇始末》
Synonyms
付之东流
Antonyms
继日成功
Grammar
偏正式;作谓语、定语;比喻希望落空,前功尽弃
 
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