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一暴十寒    Add to My Vocabulary

PinYin yī pù shí hán    Simplified 一暴十寒    Traditional 一暴十寒
  1. one day's sun, ten days' frost (idiom, from Mencius); fig. to work for a bit then skimp
  2. sporadic effort
  3. short attention span

Chinese meanings
  1. yī pù shí hán
    《孟子·告子》:‘虽有天下易生之物也,一日暴之(‘暴’同‘曝pù’),十日寒之,未有能生者也。’比喻时而勤奋,事儿懈怠,没有恒心。

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