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刎颈之交
Pinyin
wěn jǐng zhī jiāo
English
(between friends) mutual devotion so deep as to be willing to lay down one's life
Explanation
Meaning
刎颈:割脖子;交:交情,友谊。比喻可以同生死、共患难的朋友。
Context
《史记·廉蔺相如列传》:“卒相与欢,为刎颈之交。”
Example
他有个闺中谈禅的密友,却是个~的娇妻。 ◎清·曾朴《孽海花》第十三回
Synonyms
患难之交
Grammar
偏正式;作宾语;含褒义
 
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