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PinYin shàng tiān wú lù , rù dì wú mén    Simplified 上天无路,入地无门    Traditional 上天無路,入地無門
  1. lit. there is no road to the sky, nor door into the earth (idiom)
  2. fig. to be at the end of one's rope
  3. to be trapped in a hopeless situation

Chinese meanings
  1. shàng tiān wú lù,rù dì wú mén
    【近义】进退两难
    【释义】形容无路可走的窘迫处境。
    【出处】宋·释悟明《联灯会要》卷二十八:“进前则触途成滞,退后即噎气填胸,直得上天无路,入地无门。”
    【用例】大家的心境都已经达到绝望的程度了,真个是~,对着那浩浩的赣江,竟想喊出两声蹩脚的秦腔了。(郭沫若《南昌之一夜》)

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