• Simplified
  • Traditional
 
Idiom
 
 
Meaning
repeatedly ask someone with special skills or knowledge to lend assistance
 
 
Usage
Following the financial crisis, his government repeatedly asked him to come out of retirement and run the Department of Finance.
 
 
Usage
The newly appointed factory manager repeatedly asked him to take up the role of chief engineer, eventually he acquiesced.
 
 
Story
The expression 三顾茅庐 literally means Liu Bei makes three calls at the thatched cottage to request Zhuge Liang to take up a responsible post and comes from 《出师表》 created by Zhuge Liang in the Three-Kingdoms Period.
 
 
成语
 
 
意思
访
 
 
应用
 
 
应用
 
 
故事
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