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一败涂地    Add to My Vocabulary

PinYin yī bài tú dì    Simplified 一败涂地    Traditional 一敗塗地
  1. failed and wiped over the floor (idiom); to fail utterly
  2. a crushing defeat
  3. beaten and in a hopeless position

Chinese meanings
  1. yī bài tú dì
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Chinese meanings
  1. yī bài tú dì
    【近义】一蹶不振、望风披靡、落花流水
    【反义】旗开得胜、不败之地、东山再起
    【释义】形容失败到了不可收拾的地步。
    【出处】《史记·高祖本纪》:“天下方扰,诸侯并起,今置将不善,壹败涂地。”

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