龙头蛇尾 (龍頭蛇尾) lóng tóu shé wěi

  1. lóng tóu shé wěi set phrase dragon head and snake tail; strong start but weak finish
    Domain: Idiom 成语
    Notes: (CC-CEDICT '龍頭蛇尾'; Guoyu '龍頭蛇尾'; Han Dian '龙头蛇尾')
  2. lóng tóu shé wěi set phrase to start off big and end up in nothing
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教 , Subdomain: Fo Guang Shan
    Notes: (Glossary of Humanistic Buddhism)

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  • Scroll 3 Quotations from Chan Master Ming Jue 明覺禪師語錄 — count: 4
  • Scroll 1 Quotations from Chan Master Ming Jue 明覺禪師語錄 — count: 4
  • Scroll 17 Quotations from Chan Master Yuanwu Foguo 圓悟佛果禪師語錄 — count: 2
  • Scroll 7 Supplement to Records of the Transmission of the Lamp 續傳燈錄 — count: 2
  • Scroll 18 Quotations from Chan Master Yuanwu Foguo 圓悟佛果禪師語錄 — count: 2
  • Scroll 18 Records of the Transmission of the Lamp 景德傳燈錄 — count: 2 , has English translation
  • Scroll 8 Quotations from Chan Master Yuanwu Foguo 圓悟佛果禪師語錄 — count: 1
  • Scroll 19 Quotations from Chan Master Yuanwu Foguo 圓悟佛果禪師語錄 — count: 1
  • Scroll 1 Quotations from Chan Master Huanglong Huinan 黃龍慧南禪師語錄 — count: 1
  • Scroll 29 Records of the Transmission of the Lamp 景德傳燈錄 — count: 1 , has English translation

Collocations

  • 龙头蛇尾汉 (龍頭蛇尾漢) 師祖悟去也是龍頭蛇尾漢 — Quotations from Chan Master Ming Jue 明覺禪師語錄, Scroll 3 — count: 5
  • 大似龙头蛇尾 (大似龍頭蛇尾) 大似龍頭蛇尾 — Quotations from Chan Master Yuanwu Foguo 圓悟佛果禪師語錄, Scroll 12 — count: 2
  • 龙头蛇尾作 (龍頭蛇尾作) 龍頭蛇尾作什麼 — The Blue Cliff Record (Biyanlu) 佛果圜悟禪師碧巖錄, Scroll 3 — count: 2
  • 可惜龙头蛇尾 (可惜龍頭蛇尾) 可惜龍頭蛇尾 — Wan Song Laoren Ping Chang Tian Tong Jue Heshang Song Gu Congrong An Lu 萬松老人評唱天童覺和尚頌古從容庵錄, Scroll 1 — count: 2