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一柱擎天    Add to My Vocabulary

PinYin yī zhù qíng tiān    Simplified 一柱擎天    Traditional 一柱擎天
  1. lit. to support the sky as a single pillar (idiom)
  2. fig. to take a crucial responsibility upon one's shoulders

Chinese meanings
  1. yī zhù qíng tiān
    【释义】擎:托起。一根柱托住天。比喻人能担当天下重任。
    【出处】唐·张固《独秀山》诗:“会得乾坤融结意,擎天一柱在南州。”《唐·大诏令集·赐陈敬瑄铁券文》:“卿五山镇地,一柱擎天;气压乾坤,量含宇宙。”

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