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Chengyu
苦口婆心
Pinyin
kǔ kǒu pó xīn
English
remonstrate earnestly and kindly
Explanation
Meaning
苦口:反复规劝;婆心:仁慈的心肠。比喻善意而又耐心地劝导。
Context
《宋史·赵普传》:“忠言苦口,三复来奏。”宋·释道原《景德传灯录·泉州道匡禅师》:“问:‘学人根思迟回,乞师曲运慈悲,开一线道。’师曰:‘这个是老婆心。’”
Example
我和龙济光~的谈了十几点钟。 ◎清·梁启超《护国之役回顾谈》
Synonyms
苦口相劝、语重心长
Antonyms
口蜜腹剑
Grammar
联合式;作定语、状语;含褒义
 
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