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PinYin sān gù máo lú    Simplified 三顾茅庐    Traditional 三顧茅廬
  1. lit. three humble visits to a thatched cottage
  2. cf famous episode in the fictional Romance of Three Kingdoms 三國演義|三国演义 in which Liu Bei 劉備|刘备 recruits Zhuge Liang 諸葛亮|诸葛亮 (the Hidden Dragon 臥龍|卧龙) to his cause by visiting him three times

Chinese meanings
  1. sāgùmáolú
    东汉末年,刘备请隐居在隆中(湖北襄阳附近)草舍的诸葛亮出来运筹划策,去了三次才见到。后用来泛指诚心诚意一再邀请。

Chinese meanings
  1. sān gù máo lú
    【近义】礼贤下士
    【反义】拒人千里、妄自尊大
    【释义】顾:拜访;茅庐:草屋。原为汉末刘备访聘诸葛亮的故事。比喻真心诚意,一再邀请。
    【出处】三国蜀·诸葛亮《出师表》:“先帝不以臣卑鄙,猥自枉屈,三顾臣于草庐之中。”
    【用例】我住着半间儿草舍,再谁承望~。(元·马致远《荐福碑》第一折)

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