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四面楚歌
Simplified 四面楚歌
Traditional 四面楚歌
Pin Yin
si4 mian4 chu3 ge1
English
  • lit. on all sides the songs of Chu (成语 saw); fig. surrounded by enemies, isolated and without help (refers to the desperate final hours of Xiangyu 項羽|项羽)
  • lone dissenting voice
Examples:
1. 被四面攻击的立法少数派;四面楚歌的官员
An embattled legislative minority;an embattled governor.
2. 周日有传言指出,四面楚歌的森喜朗有意辞职下台,以结束执政党的内斗。
Embattled Japanese Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori on Sunday dismissed suggestions that he might resign as a way out of a ruling party feud that has sparked political chaos.
3. 在这四面楚歌的情况下, 他没有别的办法, 只好暂时放弃他的计划。
Finding himself under fire from all quarters, he had no alternative but to abandon his scheme for the time being.
4. 如果这场争吵继续下去,那么考利昂家族就会孤立,陷于四面楚歌
If this quarrel continues, then the Corleone Family will stand alone against everyone.
5. 当一个人四面楚歌时,鼓起勇气很容易吗?
Is it easy to bear up when one is beset with difficulties on all sides?
6. “汉军已略地/四面楚歌声/大王意气尽/贱妾何聊生?”
The Han army has seized all our land/Here we are surrounded and saddening music kept assailing our ears on every hand/If milord believes all is lost for good, and his life is at an end, /How can I live on alone/And alone in grief stand?
7. 这种四面楚歌的境地,他想来当真没有多大把握能够冲得出去。
Things were so disheartening that he had come to the conclusion that there was not much chance of their succeeding in running the blockade.