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蹊田夺牛
Pinyin
xī tián duó niú
Explanation
Meaning
蹊:践踏;夺:强取。因牛践踏了田,抢走人家的牛。比喻罪轻罚重。
Context
《左传·宣公十一年》:“‘牵牛以蹊人之田,而夺之牛。’牵牛以蹊者,信有罪矣;而夺之牛,罚已重矣。”
 
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