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成语两则

2019-11-07

阅读与作文(英语高中版) 2019年9期
关键词:成语

杞人憂天

In the Spring and Autumn Period, in the State of Qi there was a man who always let his imagination run away with him.

One day he even worried that the sky would fall on his head. He was so worried that he could neither eat nor sleep. Later, someone persuaded him that his fears were Ground-less.

This idiom satirizes those who worry unnecessarily.

入木三分

Wang Xi-zhi is one of the most famous calligraphers during the Eastern Jin Dynasty of China. When he was very young, he practiced his art every day and never stopped.

Later he absorbed the strong points of all the other schools of calligraphy, and developed his own unique style of writing. Because of his achievements, he has been honored as one of Chinas sages of calligraphy.

One time, Wang Xi-zhi sketched in wood for an engraver to cut. Then the engraver found the ink had penetrated one centimeter into the wood.

“Ru Mu San Fen” is got from this story, which means the calligraphy is penetrating.

Now it is often used to describe expressing sharp ideas or profound views.

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