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PinYin yī yī dài shuǐ    Simplified 一衣带水    Traditional 一衣帶水
  1. (separated only by) a narrow strip of water

Chinese meanings
  1. yī yī dài shuǐ
    水面像一条衣带那样窄。形容一水之隔,往来方便。

Chinese meanings
  1. yī yī dài shuǐ
    【近义】一水之隔、近在咫尺、近在眉睫
    【反义】天各一方、天涯海角、万水千山
    【释义】一条衣带那样狭窄的水。指虽有江河湖海相隔,但距离不远,不足以成为交往的阻碍。
    【出处】《南史·陈后主纪》:“我为百姓父母,岂可一衣带水不拯之乎?”
    【用例】香港地方,同中国大陆相离,仅仅隔~。(鲁迅《而已集·略谈香港》)

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