成语——画蛇添足

Meaning of the Idiom

hua she tian zu(To draw a snake and add feet to it)

A native of Chu after worshiping his ancestors gave his retainers a pot of wine.

One of the retainers said: “It’s insufficient for all of us, but too much for one of us. I suggest, therefore, that we draw snakes on the ground, and the one who first finishes drawing the snake will win the pot of wine.”

When one retainer had completed his drawing, he took the pot to drink. As he held it in his left hand, he continued to draw the snake with his right hand, saying: “I can add feet to it.”

While he was adding feet to his snake, another man who had then drawn his snake snatched the pot from his hand, protesting: “No snake has feet. How can you add feet to it?” Then he drank the wine.

The man who added feet to the snake lost his prize at last.

Meaning is to ruin the effect by adding something superfluous.

画蛇添足

huà shé tiān zú,意思是画蛇时给蛇添上脚,后比喻一个人做了一件事,不但无益,反而不合适,也比喻虚构事实,无中生有,多此一举。

出自《战国策·齐策二》。

例句

他想接上去说,又觉得是画蛇添足,只好惋惜地坐着没动。

这让我明白了一个道理,做事情要适可而止,不能画蛇添足

这事就说到此为止,你别再画蛇添足了。

Reading The Paragraphs!

Meaning of Words

 

 词语华文解释英文解释
祭祖 指祭祀先祖,是一项隆重的民俗活动。
例句:清明祭祖扫墓,是汉族敦(dūn)亲睦(mù)族、行孝报德的具体表现,清明节因此也成为全球华人的重要节日之一。
ancestor worship
祭祀 是中国的一种信仰活动,一般祭天地或祖先。
例句:他们家非常尊重传统,每年都会举办仪式祭祀祖先。
worship
显而易见 意思是事情或道理很明显,极容易看清。
例句:这个道理显而易见,谁都能弄明白。
easily visible
过瘾 指满足某种特别深的嗜好,泛指满足爱好。
例句:这段京剧唱腔优美,听起来真过瘾
enjoyable
洋洋得意 形容得意时神气十足的神态。
例句:一个学生应该保持谦虚的心态,不能因为一次考试得到第一就洋洋得意
triumphantly
自作聪明 意思是自以为聪明而乱作主张。指过高地估计自己、主观地办事。
例句:要不是他自作聪明,怎么会闹出这样的笑话来?
smart
无中生有 意思是把没有的说成有。比喻毫无事实、凭空捏造。
例句:对于这种无中生有的小道消息,小李没有理会,而是全身心的投入到工作中。
fabricated

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