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PinYin jiān bù róng fà    Simplified 间不容发    Traditional 間不容髮
  1. (to escape danger etc) by a hair's breadth (idiom)
  2. in a critical state
  3. on the brink of crisis
  4. very close (to happening)
  5. Taiwan pr. [jian4 bu4 rong2 fa3]

Chinese meanings
  1. jiān bù róng fà
    中间容不下一根头发。比喻与灾祸相距极近,情势极其危急。

Chinese meanings
  1. jiàn bù róng fà
    【释义】空隙中容不下一根头发。比喻与灾祸相距极近或情势危急到极点。
    【出处】汉·枚乘《上书谏吴王》:“系绝于天,不可复结,坠入深渊,难以复出,其出不出,间不容发。”
    【用例】这事~,明天就上个折子,一定要争回此事。(《晚清文学丛钞·中国未来记》第一回)

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