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首当其冲
Pinyin
shǒu dāng qí chōng
English
bear the brunt
Explanation
Meaning
当:承当,承受;冲:要冲,交通要道。比喻最先受到攻击或遭到灾难。
Context
《汉书·五行志下》:“郑当其冲,不能修德。”
Example
高家是北门一带的首富,不免要~,所以还是早早避开的好。 ◎巴金《家》二十二
 
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