頂天立地

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See also: 顶天立地

Chinese[edit]

 
go against; most; peak; top; to replace; to substitute; a measure word (use with "hat")
day; sky; heaven set up; to stand
 
earth; ground; field; place; land; (subor. part. adverbial); ‑ly
trad. (頂天立地)
simp. (顶天立地)

Etymology[edit]

Literally: stand upright on one's two legs between heaven and earth

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

頂天立地

  1. fiercely independent; of indomitable spirit; fear nothing on earth; undertake a Herculean task; upstanding and dauntless