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付之东流
Simplified 付之东流
Traditional 付之東流
Pin Yin
fu4 zhi1 dong1 liu2
English
  • to commit to the waters (成语 saw); to lose sth irrevocably
Examples:
1. 由于一重大失误, 已取得的成就付之东流
Because of the big mistake, what we had achieved was irrevocably lost.
2. “生财之道”遍地皆是,然而许多人一生积攒下来的钱转眼之间付之东流
Get-rich-quick schemes abounded, and many people lost their savings.
3. 我的意思是,我的全部社交活动将付之东流
I mean, it would be my whole social life down the drain.
4. 你想想,一切努力付之东流
Just think of all the futile efforts.
5. 可怜的多萝西娅想到她丈夫毕生的努力可能会付之东流就悲痛难忍。
Poor Dorothea felt a pang at the thought that the labour of her husband's life might be void.
6. 诗人为自己建立起的平静安全,离群索居的生活很快就会付之东流
Soon the secure, enclosed life the poet had built up for himself wound fall about his ears.
7. 他们担心出现预料不到的反对意见,使辛辛苦苦作出的调整付之东流
They feared that some untoreseen objection would sweep away all the painful adjustments.
8. 这将使以出口导向为主的亚洲经济体,在金融危机之后恢复和振兴的努力,绝大部分付之东流
This will fail most of the efforts made by export-oriented Asian countries to revive and develop their economies in the wake of the financial crisis.
9. 我的意思是,好大一笔动产就这样付之东流了。
What I look at is the sacrifice of so much portable property.