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Chengyu
凭空捏造
Pinyin
píng kōng niē zào
English
make out of whole cloth
Explanation
Meaning
毫无根据的擅加伪做。
Context
明·沈德符《万历野获编补遗·土司·土官承袭》:“近世作伪者多凭空捏造 ,苟得金钱,兵部武选司吏胥概为准行。”
Example
天女如何下降,不知与天孙织女作何称呼?小子尚不敢~,是从史籍上翻阅得来。 ◎蔡东藩《清史演义》第一回
 
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