Set phrase: Definition, meaning and example of 班荆道故

By | July 2, 2013

Definition of 班荆道故(Bān jīng dào gù)

班 means to extend and spread; 道 means talking. The term班荆道故describe the situation that old friends meet and sit together to discuss the past.

Origin of 班荆道故

《左传·襄公二十六年》:“伍举奔郑,将遂奔晋。声子将如晋,遇之于郑郊,班荆相与食,而言复故。”

Example of 班荆道故

一次班荆道故,勾起我们20年前的记忆。

The meeting between the old friends evoked the memory that had been concealed for 20 years.

Synonyms:班荆道旧

Antonyms: n/a

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