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闭口藏舌
Pinyin
bì kǒu cáng shé
Explanation
Meaning
闭着嘴不说话。形容怕惹事而不轻易开口。
Context
五代·冯道《舌》诗:“口是祸之门,舌是斩身刀。闭口深藏舌,安身处处牢。”
Example
道成之后,~,何用管人间如许闲事。 ◎宋·楼钥《攻媿集·跋徐神翁真迹》卷七十二
Synonyms
缄口不言
Antonyms
口若悬河
Grammar
联合式;作谓语;形容不敢开口说真话
 
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