Chengyu: 鍥而不捨 / “Perseverance”
qiè ér bù shě
Literal meaning: “To carve without giving up.”
Idiomatic meaning: To persevere, to stick with it.
This is an excerpt from a longer sentence in the Xunzi:
Posted on: February 20, 2016, by : Q.Z.
“If one carves and gives up, even rotten wood will be uncarvable. If one carves without giving up, even metal and stone can be engraved.”