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指鹿为马
Pinyin
zhǐ lù wéi mǎ
English
deliberately confound right and wrong
Explanation
Meaning
指着鹿,说是马。比喻故意颠倒黑白,混淆是非。
Context
《史记·秦始皇本纪》:“赵高欲为乱,恐群臣不听,乃先设验,持鹿献于二世,曰:‘马也。’二世笑曰:‘丞相误邪?谓鹿为马。’问左右,左右或默,或言马以阿顺赵高。”
Example
东床已招佳婿,何似以羊易牛;西邻纵有责言,终难~。 ◎明·冯梦龙《醒世恒言》卷七
Synonyms
混淆是非、颠倒黑白
Grammar
兼语式;作谓语、宾语、定语;含贬义

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