四面楚歌 sì miàn Chǔ gē

sì miàn Chǔ gē set phrase surrounded by enemies / isolated and without help
Domain: Idiom 成语
Notes: literally, on all sides, the songs of Chu; refers to the defeat of Xiang Yu of Chu by Liu Bang in 202 BCE at Gaixia (CC-CEDICT '四面楚歌'; CCI '四面楚歌', pp. 94-95; Guoyu '四面楚歌')

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