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一人得道,鸡犬升天    Add to My Vocabulary

PinYin yī rén dé dào , jī quǎn shēng tiān    Simplified 一人得道,鸡犬升天    Traditional 一人得道,雞犬升天
  1. lit. when a man achieves the Dao, his poultry and dogs rise to Heaven (idiom)
  2. fig. to ride on sb else's success
  3. Once one man gets a government position, all his cronies get in too
  4. Once sb has cracked the problem, every Tom, Dick and Harry can do it

Chinese meanings
  1. yī rén dé dào,jī quǎn shēng tiān
    传说汉代淮南王刘安修炼成仙,全家升天,连鸡狗吃了仙药也都升了天(见于汉代王充《论衡·道虚》)。后来用‘一人得道,鸡犬升开’比喻一个人得势,他的亲戚朋友也跟着沾光。‘升天’也就飞升。

Chinese meanings
  1. yī rén dé dào,jī quǎn shēng tiān
    【近义】一人飞升,鸡犬升天
    【释义】一个人得道面仙,全家连鸡、狗也都随之升天。比喻一个人做了官,和他有关系的人也都跟着得势。
    【出处】汉·王充《论衡·道虚》:“淮南王学道,招会天下有道之人,倾一国之尊,下道术之士,是以道术之士并会淮南,奇方异术,莫不争出。王遂得道,举家升天,畜产皆仙,犬吠于天上,鸡鸣于云中。”

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