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PinYin chéng jiā lì yè    Simplified 成家立业    Traditional 成家立業
  1. to get married and start a career (idiom)
  2. to settle down
  3. to establish oneself

Chinese meanings
  1. chéngjiālìyè
    指结了婚,有了一定的职业或建立某项事业。

Chinese meanings
  1. chéng jiā lì yiè
    【近义】安家立业、家成业就
    【反义】倾家荡产
    【释义】指男的结了婚,有职业,能独立生活。
    【出处】宋·吴自牧《梦梁录·恤贫济老》:“杭城富室多是外郡寓之人……四方百货,不趾而集,自此成家立业者众矣。”
    【用例】原来廉锦枫曾祖向居岭南,因避南北朝之乱,逃至海外,就在君子国~。(清·李汝珍《镜花缘》第十三回)

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