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名落孙山

míng luò sūn shān

Literal Meaning 字面意思

Name fell behind Sun Shan's

Definition 定义

To fail in an exam or test

Similar English Idioms 相似英文习语

Flunk; flop; fall flat; crash and burn; to go up in smoke; to go down the tubes; to go down the toilet; to not make the grade

Example 例句

他的父母希望他能当上律师,但是他却一直名落孙山,考不上法学院,最后,他决定听从心里的声音,进入烹饪学校学习,最终成为全国最顶尖的厨师。 His parents wanted him to be a lawyer, but he kept failing his exams and couldn't get into law school. Eventually, he decided to follow his heart and enrolled in culinary school instead, eventually becoming his country's top chef.

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