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Chengyu
北面称臣
Pinyin
běi miàn chēng chén
Explanation
Meaning
古代君主面南而北,臣子拜见君主则面北,指臣服于人。
Context
《史记·郦生陆贾列传》:“君主宜郊迎,北面称臣。”
Synonyms
俯首称臣
Grammar
偏正式;作谓语、宾语;含贬义

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