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一劳永逸    Add to My Vocabulary

PinYin yī láo yǒng yì    Simplified 一劳永逸    Traditional 一勞永逸
  1. to get sth done once and for all

Chinese meanings
  1. yī láo yǒng yì
    辛苦一次,把事情办好,以后就不再费事了。

Chinese meanings
  1. yī láo yǒng yì
    【近义】一了百了、一了百当
    【反义】劳而无功、徒劳无功、事倍功半
    【释义】逸:安逸。辛苦一次,把事情办好,以后就可以不再费力了。
    【出处】汉·班固《封燕然山铭》:“兹可谓一劳而久逸,暂费而永无宁者也。”
    【用例】“~”的话,有是有的,而“~”的事却极少。(鲁迅《花边文学·再论重译》)

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