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Chengyu
兽穷则啮
Pinyin
shòu qióng zé niè
Explanation
Meaning
指野兽陷于绝境必然进行搏噬反扑。亦喻人陷入困窘之境,便会竭力反击。
Context
《韩诗外传》卷二:“兽穷则啮,鸟穷则啄,人穷则诈。自古及今,穷其下能不危者,未之有也。”
Example
~,于是奸苗倡言逐客民,复故地,而群寨争杀百姓响应矣。 ◎清·魏源《圣武记》卷七
 
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