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Chengyu
南辕北辙
Pinyin
nán yuán běi zhé
English
be diametrically opposite
Explanation
Meaning
想往南而车子却向北行。比喻行动和目的正好相反。
Context
《战国策·魏策四》:“犹至楚而北行也。”
Example
你想这六条要求,与中央开出的六条款约,简直是~,相差甚远,有甚么和议可言。 ◎蔡东藩、许廑父《民国通俗演义》第六十八回
Synonyms
背道而驰
Grammar
联合式;作宾语、定语;含贬义
 
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