負隅頑抗

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Chinese[edit]

 
lose; negative (math. etc.); to bear; to carry (on one's back)
corner to stubbornly resist
trad. (負隅頑抗) 頑抗
simp. (负隅顽抗) 顽抗
alt. forms 負嵎頑抗负嵎顽抗

Etymology[edit]

A tale from Mencius:

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善士 [Classical Chinese, simp.]
From: Mengzi (Mencius), circa 4th century BCE
Jìn rén yǒu Féng Fù zhě, shàn bó hǔ, zú wéi shànshì. Zé zhī yě, yǒu zhòng zhú hǔ. Hǔ , mò zhī gǎn yīng. [Pinyin]
[] There was a man named Feng Fu in Jin, famous for his skill in seizing tigers. Afterwards he became a scholar of reputation, and going once out to the wild country, he found the people all in pursuit of a tiger. The tiger took refuge in a corner of a hill, where no one dared to attack him.

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

負隅頑抗

  1. (figuratively) to make a last-ditch fight (relying on a strategically inaccessible place or other conditions)