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废寝忘食 | fèi qǐn wàng shí

Amidst all the typical new year’s language in his Spring Festival greeting, Xi Jinping commented on what will be the guiding event of 2017: the 19th Party Congress. He promised a new blueprint for China’s development and stressed that everyone needs to focus on making the meeting a success. He also used this chengyu to remind people that it is important to set work aside once in a while and focus on friendships and family.

MEANING

To neglect sleep and food (to be consumed with work)

ORIGINAL

当今社会快速变化,人们为工作废寝忘食,为生计奔走四方,但不能忘了人间真情,不要在遥远的距离中割断了真情,不要在日常的忙碌中遗忘了真情,不要在日夜的拼搏中忽略了真情。

SOURCE

http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2017-01/26/c_1120387445.htm

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