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Chengyu
壁间蛇影
Pinyin
bì jiān shé yǐng
Explanation
Meaning
犹“杯弓蛇影”。形容疑神疑鬼,徒自惊扰。
Context
据汉应劭《风俗通·怪神》所记:杜宣饮酒,见杯中似有蛇,酒后胸腹作痛,多方医治不愈;后知为壁上所悬赤弩照于杯,形如蛇,病即愈。《晋书·乐广传》也有类似记述。
Example
若于此处稍参不破,则昔人所谓~,足以生疑而致病。 ◎明·唐顺之《答王龙溪郎中书》
Synonyms
杯弓蛇影
Grammar
偏正式;作宾语、定语;含贬义
 
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