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交臂历指
Pinyin
jiāo bì lì zhǐ
Explanation
Meaning
交臂:两手反缚;历指:古代拶指的刑罚。象罪犯两手反缚、受拶指的刑罚一般。形容痛苦万状,毫无自由。
Context
《庄子·天地》:“则是罪人交臂历指,而虎豹在于囊槛,亦可以为得矣。”
 
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