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弃暗投明
Pinyin
qì àn tóu míng
English
(often used by defectors for self-justification) to renounce a bad cause and join the camp of justice
Explanation
Meaning
〖释义〗离开黑暗,投向光明。比喻在政治上脱离反动阵营,投向进步方面。
Context
元·尚仲贤《单鞭夺槊》楔子:“高鸟相良木而栖,贤臣择明主而佐。背暗投明,古之常理。”
Example
今将军既知顺逆,~,俱是一殿之臣,何得又分彼此。(明·许仲琳《封神演义》第五十六回)
Synonyms
弃恶从善、改过自新
Antonyms
弃明投暗、死不改悔
Grammar
连动式;作谓语、宾语;含褒义

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