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金玉其外,败絮其中
Pinyin
jīn yù qí wài bài xù qí zhōng
Explanation
Meaning
金玉:比喻华美;败絮:烂棉花。外面象金象玉,里面却是破棉絮。比喻外表很华美,而里面一团糟。
Context
明·刘基《卖柑者言》:“观其坐高堂,骑大马,醉醇醴而饫肥鲜者,孰不巍巍乎可畏,赫赫乎可象也?又何往而不金玉其外,败絮其中也哉?”
Example
难怪人说长皮不长肉,中看不中吃!这才是~呢! ◎欧阳山《三家巷》一
Synonyms
华而不实
Grammar
复句式;作宾语、分句;比喻徒有其表
 
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