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为虎傅翼
Pinyin
wèi hǔ fù yì
English
help a villain do evil
Explanation
Meaning
傅:通“附”;翼:翅膀。替老虎加上翅膀。比喻帮助坏人,增加恶人的势力。
Context
《逸周书·寤敬篇》:“毋为虎傅翼,将飞入邑,择人而食之。”《淮南子·兵略训》:“今乘万民之力而反为残贼,是为虎傅翼,曷为弗除。”《韩非子·难势》:“毋为虎傅翼,将飞入邑,择人而食之
Synonyms
为虎作伥
Grammar
偏正式;作谓语;含贬义
 
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