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坌鸟先飞
Pinyin
bèn niǎo xiān fēi
Explanation
Meaning
比喻能力差的人做事时,怕赶不上别人,抢先动手。多用作谦词。同“笨鸟先飞”。
Context
元·关汉卿《陈母教子》第一折:“[三末云]:二哥,你得了官也。我和你有个比喻,我似那灵禽在后,你这等坌鸟先飞。”
 
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