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枕戈寝甲    Add to My Vocabulary

PinYin zhěn gē qǐn jiǎ    Simplified 枕戈寝甲    Traditional 枕戈寢甲
  1. to sleep on one's armor with spear by the pillow (idiom); ready for battle
  2. determined to kill the enemy
  3. Be prepared!

Chinese meanings
  1. zhěn gē qǐn jiǎ
    【近义】枕戈待旦
    【反义】高枕无忧
    【释义】枕着戈、穿着铠甲睡。形容经常生活在战争之中。
    【出处】《晋书·赫连勃勃载记》:“朕无拔乱之才,不能弘济兆庶,自枕戈寝甲,十有二年,而四海未同。遗寇尚炽。”

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