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闭口捕舌
Pinyin
bì kǒu bǔ shé
Explanation
Meaning
犹言甕中捉鳖。比喻敌方已被控制,无法逃脱。
Context
《晋书·张玄靓传》:“旋谓基曰:‘綝击其东,我等绝其西,不六旬,天下可定,斯闭口捕舌也。’”
Example
~岂容遁,排山压卵孰与争。 ◎清·钱谦益《送马巽傅归会稽》诗
 
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