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PinYin gān cháng cùn duàn    Simplified 肝肠寸断    Traditional 肝腸寸斷
  1. lit. liver and guts cut to pieces (idiom); broken hearted
  2. all cut up

Chinese meanings
  1. gānchángcùn duàn
    形容非常悲痛。

Chinese meanings
  1. gān cháng cùn duàn
    【近义】心如刀割、五内如焚
    【反义】心花怒放、喜气洋洋
    【释义】比喻伤心到极点。
    【出处】《战国策·燕策三》:“吾要且死,子肠亦且寸绝。”
    【用例】一时想起碑中记中薄命之话,再看看书香、秀英诸人前车之鉴,不由不毛骨悚然,~。(清·李汝珍《镜花缘》第九十九回)

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