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犬马之劳
Pinyin
quǎn mǎ zhī láo
English
serve somebody faithfully
Explanation
Meaning
愿象犬马那样为君主奔走效力。表示心甘情愿受人驱使,为人效劳。
Context
《汉书·孔光传》:“臣光智谋浅短,犬马齿臷诚恐一旦颠仆,无以报称。”
Example
李某不才,食禄多矣,无功报德,愿施~。 ◎明·施耐庵《水浒全传》第六十三回
Synonyms
犬马之报、死心塌地
Antonyms
强人所难
Grammar
偏正式;作宾语;含贬义
 
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