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鸟尽弓藏
Pinyin
niǎo jìn gōng cáng
English
kick out somebody after his services are no longer needed
Explanation
Meaning
鸟没有了,弓也就藏起来不用了。比喻事情成功之后,把曾经出过力的人一脚踢开。
Context
《史记·越王勾践世家》:“蜚(飞)鸟尽,良弓藏;狡兔死,走狗烹。”
Example
小弟从征方腊回来,苦劝我东人隐逸。明知有“~”之祸。 ◎清·陈忱《水浒后传》第二十二回
Synonyms
兔死狗烹、过河拆桥
Antonyms
知恩图报
Grammar
紧缩式;作谓语、定语;含贬义,常与“兔死狗烹”连用
 
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