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PinYin yī luò qiān zhàng    Simplified 一落千丈    Traditional 一落千丈
  1. lit. to drop a thousand zhang in one fall (idiom)
  2. fig. (of business, popularity etc) to suffer a sudden, devastating decline
  3. to take a dive

Chinese meanings
  1. yī luò qiān zhàng
    形容地位、景况、声誉等下降得很厉害。

Chinese meanings
  1. yī luò qiān zhàng
    【近义】一泻千里、每况愈下、江河日下
    【反义】一步登天、一往无前、突飞猛进
    【释义】原指琴声陡然降落。后用来形容声誉、地位或经济状况急剧下降。
    【出处】唐·韩愈《听颖师弹琴》诗:“跻攀分寸不可上,失势一落千丈强。”
    【用例】所以喜奎一嫁,转瞬坤伶声势,~,伶界牛耳,又让男伶夺去。(蔡东藩、许廑父《民国通俗演义》第一二六回)

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