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Chengyu
猫鼠同眠
Pinyin
māo shǔ tóng mián
Explanation
Meaning
猫同老鼠睡在一起。比喻官吏失职,包庇下属干坏事。也比喻上下狼狈为奸。
Context
《新唐书·五行志》:“龙朔元年十一月,洛州猫鼠同处。鼠隐伏,象盗窃;猫职捕啮,而反与鼠同,象司盗者废职容奸。”
Example
都是谗言佞言,一个个~。 ◎明·李开先《林冲宝剑记》第六出
Synonyms
狼狈为奸、沆瀣一气
Grammar
主谓式;作宾语、定语;比喻上下狼狈为奸
 
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