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Chengyu
付之东流
Pinyin
fù zhī dōng liú
English
previous efforts are wasted or all hopes come to nothing
Explanation
Meaning
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
缉捕使臣等听得这话,传在耳朵里,也只好笑笑,谁敢向他家道个“不”字?这件事只索~了。 ◎明·凌濛初《二刻拍案惊奇》卷二十
Synonyms
前功尽弃、付诸东流
Grammar
偏正式;作谓语、定语;比喻成果丧失,前功尽弃
 
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