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Chengyu
唐突西子
Pinyin
táng tū xī zǐ
Explanation
Meaning
唐突:冒犯;西子:即西施,春秋时美女。冒犯了西施。比喻抬高了丑的,贬低了美的。
Context
南朝宋·刘义庆《世说新语·轻诋》:“何乃刻画无盐,以唐突西子也。”
Example
前书可谓刻画无盐,~矣。 ◎清·恽敬《与李汀洲》
 
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