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Chengyu
侯门似海
Pinyin
hóu mén sì hǎi
Explanation
Meaning
王公贵族的门庭像大海那样深遂。旧时豪门贵族、官府的门禁森严,一般人不能轻易进入。也比喻旧时相识的人,后因地位悬殊而疏远。
Context
唐·崔郊《赠去婢》:“公子王孙逐后尘,绿珠垂泪滴罗中;侯门一入深如海,从此萧郎是路人。”
 
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