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Chengyu
覆水难收
Pinyin
fù shuǐ nán shōu
English
what is done cannot be undone
Explanation
Meaning
覆:倒。倒在地上的水难以收回。比喻事情已成定局,无法挽回。
Context
《后汉书·何进传》:“国家之事易可容易?覆水不收,宜深思之。”
Example
如此才人,足以快婚,尔女已是~,何不宛转成就了他。 ◎明·凌濛初《初刻拍案惊奇·通闺闼坚心灯火》
Synonyms
木已成舟、驷马难追
Antonyms
破镜重圆
Grammar
主谓式;作谓语、宾语、分句;比喻事情已成定局,无法挽回
 
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