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Chengyu
玩火自焚
Pinyin
wán huǒ zì fén
English
made to pay for one's evil doings
Explanation
Meaning
玩:玩弄;焚:烧。玩火的必定会烧了自己。比喻干冒险或害人的勾当,最后受害的还是自己。
Context
《左传·隐公四年》:“夫兵,犹火也,弗戢,将自焚也。”
Synonyms
自作自受、自食恶果
Antonyms
乐善好施
Grammar
连动式;作谓语、定语;含贬义
 
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