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下车作威
Pinyin
xià chē zuò wēi
Explanation
Meaning
原指封建时代官吏一到任,就显示威风,严办下属。后泛指一开头就向对方显示一点厉害。
Context
《汉书·序传》:“定襄闻伯素贵,年少,自请治剧,畏其下车作威,吏民竦息。”
 
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