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高不成低不就
Pinyin
gāo bù chéng dī bù jiù
English
unable to achieve one's heart's desire but unwilling to accept less / unfit for a higher post but unwilling to take a lower one
Explanation
Meaning
高者无力得到,低者又不屑迁就。形容求职或婚姻上的两难处境。
Context
宋·陈师道《宿柴城》诗:“起倒不供聊应俗,高低莫可只随缘。”
Example
其实我也早留心了,不过总是~的。 ◎冰心《冬儿姑娘》
Synonyms
高低不就、高不凑低不就
Grammar
复句式;作谓语、分句;形容进退两难处境
 
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