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Chengyu
咎由自取
Pinyin
jiù yóu zì qǔ
English
have only oneself to blame
Explanation
Meaning
咎:灾祸。灾祸或罪过是自己招来的。指自作自受。
Context
《三国志·刘封等传评》:“览其举措,迹其规矩,招祸取咎,无不自己也。”
Example
然而据我看来,他实在是~。 ◎清·吴趼人《二十年目睹之怪现状》第七十回
Synonyms
自食其果、罪有应得、自作自受
Antonyms
改过自新、回头是岸
Grammar
主谓式;作谓语、宾语、定语;含贬义
 
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