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Chengyu
肝肠寸断
Pinyin
gān cháng cùn duàn
English
be extremely sad
Explanation
Meaning
〖释义〗肝肠一寸寸断开。比喻伤心到极点。
Context
《战国策·燕策三》:“吾要且死,子肠亦且寸绝。”
Example
一时想起碑中记中薄命之话,再看看书香、秀英诸人前车之鉴,不由不毛骨悚然,~。(清·李汝珍《镜花缘》第九十九回)
Synonyms
心如刀割、五内如焚
Antonyms
心花怒放、喜气洋洋
Grammar
主谓式;作谓语、定语;形容极其悲痛
 
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