Definition of 白驹过隙 (Báijūguòxì)
白驹 refers to white horse; 隙,means a small gap. 白驹过隙 describes a very short period of time, as short as the time it takes for a horse to cross a small gap.
Example of 白驹过隙
Life is as short as the time it takes for a horse to cross a small gap
Synonyms: 光阴似箭 日月如梭
In the over 5,000 years history of China, Chinese idioms or set phrases (中 国成语) exhibit concentrated Chinese language culture. They are simple, accurate, very expressive and widely adopted. The formation of each idiom shows some real historical facts, which reflect the political, military, cultural, civil fashion and morality in different periods with strong Chinese features. Learn more about other 4-word set phrases.