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Chengyu
趋炎附势
Pinyin
qū yán fù shì
English
curry favour with the powerful
Explanation
Meaning
趋:奔走;炎:热,比喻权势。奉承和依附有权有势的人。
Context
《宋史·李垂传》:“今已老大,见大臣不公,常欲面折之。焉能趋炎附热,看人眉睫,以冀推挽乎?”
Example
所有朋谊及那些~的,男男女女,都拥挤望周府来。 ◎清·黄小配《廿载繁华梦》第十五回
 
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