悬梁刺股

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Etymology[edit]

Literally: to tie (one's hair) to the rafters (so that if one falls asleep, one will be awakened), and to prick one's thighs (in order to stay awake)

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Idiom[edit]

悬梁刺股

  1. to study diligently