敲锣打鼓 | qiāo luó dǎ gǔ

In a speech on May 2 at Peking University, Xi Jinping used this 成语 to tell students that China’s development and rejuvenation cannot just be cheered along, but must be earned through hard work and sacrifice. Using this 成语 in the negative is a good way to think about incorporating it into your vocabulary: “绝不是轻轻松松、敲锣打鼓就能实现的。” The rest of the speech focused on the importance of correct political thought, ethical teachers, and developing talent for the future.

MEANING

Beat drums and gongs

ORIGINAL

我说过,中华民族伟大复兴,绝不是轻轻松松、敲锣打鼓就能实现的,我们必须准备付出更为艰巨、更为艰苦的努力。

SOURCE

http://www.xinhuanet.com/politics/2018-05/03/c_1122774230.htm