不耻下问bù chǐ xià wèn There is no shame in asking help of those less fortunate 对症下药duì zhèng xià yào Take the right measures to solve a problem and achieve the desired result 落井下石luò jǐng xià shí To add needlessly to someone's misfortunes 骑虎难下qí hǔ nán xià When taking risks you have to live with the consequences, it is difficult to back out 千里之行始于足下qiān lǐ zhī xíng shǐ yú zú xià Perseverance will lead to eventual success 天下没有不散的宴席tiān xià méi yǒu bù sàn de yàn xí Good fortune can not last for ever
下个星期xià gè xīng qī next week 下个月xià gè yuè next month 下午xià wǔ afternoon
When Mr. Li set off 20,000 firecrackers to celebrate moving into his new, luxury house in Ziazing Zhejiang he was one of the first people to end up with a fine. Firecrackers have for centuries been used to celebrate festivals, birthdays and many other events. Concerns about air pollution and just as important noise pollution have led to some cities imposing bans. It will be interesting to see whether fines will be imposed on Chinese New Year which is now less than four weeks away.