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天衣无缝(Tiān yī wú fèng)

Flawless as a heavenly robe---Natural and perfect
be completely natural without defects as the divine garments

Long, long ago, there was a man called Guo Han. One summer night, it was so hot and stuffy in his room that he couldn’t fall asleep. So he carried his bed out of the room and put it in the courtyard. He lay on his back and watched the twinkling stars. Suddenly he saw a beautiful lady in white descend gently from the sky. In an instant, she alighted upon the ground, and stood beside his bed. Guo Han was awe-struck, and couldn’t utter a word.


The lady told him she was the Girl Weaver in Heaven. Guo Han continued to stare at this Weaving Goddess. He noticed her white dress was one uncut piece of natural work, without the slightest sign of sewing.


He couldn’t help asking: “Why is it that your dress bears no trace of needle work?”


With a graceful smile, the lady said: “I’m an immortal from Heaven. Clothes for immortals are never sewn with needle and thread. How can there be seams?”


From that story comes the idiom 天衣无缝(Tiān yī wú fèng). We use it to describe a well-conceived plan or something which is faultless, most often, written work.

天衣无缝

【成语故事】传说古代太原人郭翰在夏夜里乘凉,见一个仙女从天上下来,她身穿白衣,美丽绝伦。她告诉他她名叫织女。郭翰仔细欣赏织女的衣裳浑然一体,竟看不出一丝线缝,好奇问织女。织女答道:“天衣本非针线为也。”

【释义】神话传说,仙女的衣服没有衣缝。比喻事物周密完善,找不出什么毛病。

【用法】作谓语、状语、定语;指周密完善。  

【近义词】完美无缺、浑然一体

【相反词】千疮百孔、漏洞百出

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Post time 2012-3-9 15:42:09 |Display all floors
Ok, thank you.
不过现在“天衣无缝”已经普及了,好多针织内衣,都是一根线从头织到尾的。

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