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Chengyu
金人三缄
Pinyin
jīn rén sān jiān
Explanation
Meaning
比喻因有顾虑而闭口不说话。
Context
《孔子家语·观周》:“孔子观周,遂入太祖后稷之庙。庙堂右阶之前有金人焉。三缄其口,而铭其背曰:‘古之慎言人也。’”
Example
于是奉老氏多败之戒,思~之义。 ◎晋·葛洪《抱朴子·重言》
Synonyms
缄口不言
Antonyms
滔滔不绝
Grammar
主谓式;作谓语;指缄口不言
 
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