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PinYin zhěn gē dài dàn    Simplified 枕戈待旦    Traditional 枕戈待旦
  1. to keep one's spear by the pillow and await the dawn (idiom); ready for battle
  2. determined to kill the enemy
  3. Be prepared!

Chinese meanings
  1. zhěngēdàidàn
    枕着兵器等待天亮,形容时刻警惕敌人,准备作战。

Chinese meanings
  1. zhěn gē dài dàn

    【反义】醉生梦死、高枕无忧
    【释义】戈:古代的一种兵器;旦:早晨。意思是立志杀敌,枕着武器睡觉等天亮。形容时刻准备作战,
    【出处】《晋书·刘琨传》:“吾枕戈待旦,志枭逆虏。”
    【用例】我先前只知道武将大抵通文,当“~”的时候,就会做骈体电报,这回才明白虽是文官,也有深谙韬略的了。(鲁迅《准风月谈·冲》)

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