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PinYin shǒu bù shì juàn    Simplified 手不释卷    Traditional 手不釋卷
  1. lit. always with a book in hand (idiom)
  2. fig. (of a student or scholar) diligent and hardworking

Chinese meanings
  1. shǒubùshìjuàn
    手里的书舍不得放下。形容读书勤奋或看书入迷。

Chinese meanings
  1. shǒu bù shì juàn
    【近义】学而不厌、爱不释手
    【反义】不学无术
    【释义】释:放下;卷:指书籍。书本不离手。形容勤奋好学。
    【出处】《三国志·吴书·吕蒙传》注引《江表传》:“光武当兵马之务,手不释卷。”
    【用例】闵象南老好观书,年七十余,每夜漏下二三十筹,~。(清·王晫《今世说·德行》)

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