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前倨后恭
Pinyin
qián jù hòu gōng
Explanation
Meaning
倨:傲慢;恭:恭敬。以前傲慢,后来恭敬。形容对人的态度改变。
Context
《战国策·秦策一》:“苏秦曰:‘嫂何前俾而后卑也。’”《史记·苏秦列传》:“苏秦笑谓其嫂曰:‘何前倨而后恭也?’”
Example
帝有葛仙翁笑诞:“猴子是何~?” ◎明·吴承恩《西游记》第五十一回
Synonyms
前倨后卑
Grammar
联合式;作谓语、状语、定语;含贬义
 
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