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钳口结舌
Pinyin
qián kǒu jié shé
Explanation
Meaning
钳口:闭口。闭口不说话。形容理屈词穷说不出话来。也指慑于淫威不敢讲话。
Context
汉·王充《潜夫论》:“此智士所以钳口结舌,挌囊共默而已者也。”
Synonyms
缄口不言、张口结舌、闭口不言
Antonyms
直言不讳、脱口而出
Grammar
联合式;作谓语、宾语;含贬义
 
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