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吐刚茹柔
Pinyin
tǔ gāng rú róu
Explanation
Meaning
柔:软;刚:硬。吐出硬的,吃下软的。比喻怕强欺软。
Context
《诗经·大雅·烝民》:“人亦有言,柔则茹之,刚则吐之。”
Example
毛玠清公素履,司马芝忠亮不倾,庶乎不~。 ◎《三国志·魏志·崔琰等传赞》
Synonyms
欺软怕硬、欺弱怕强
Antonyms
锄强扶弱、劫富济贫
Grammar
联合式;作谓语、定语;含贬义
 
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