Chinese English Dictionary

失之交臂    Add to My Vocabulary

PinYin shī zhī jiāo bì    Simplified 失之交臂    Traditional 失之交臂
  1. to miss narrowly
  2. to let a great opportunity slip

Chinese meanings
  1. shīzhījiāobì
    形容当面错过,失掉好机会(交臂:因彼此走得很靠近而胳膊碰胳膊):机会难得,幸勿~。

Chinese meanings
  1. shī zhī jiāo bì
    【近义】坐失良机
    【反义】机不可失
    【释义】交臂:胳膊碰胳膊,指擦肩而过。形容当面错过。
    【出处】《庄子·田子方》:“吾终身与汝交一臂而失之,可不哀与?”

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