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Chengyu
旁敲侧击
Pinyin
páng qiāo cè jī
English
speak in a roundabout way
Explanation
Meaning
比喻说话、写文章不从正面直接点明,而是从侧面曲折地加以讽刺或抨击。
Context
清·吴趼人《二十年目睹之怪现状》第二十回:“只不过不应该这样旁敲侧击,应该要明亮亮的叫破了他。”
Synonyms
拐弯抹角
Antonyms
直言不讳、直截了当
Grammar
联合式;作谓语、定语、状语;指从侧面含蓄表达
 
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