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Chengyu
笑里藏刀
Pinyin
xiào lǐ cáng dāo
English
with murderous intent behind one's smiles
Explanation
Meaning
形容对人外表和气,却阴险毒辣。
Context
《旧唐书·李义府传》:“义府貌状温恭,与人语必嬉怡微笑,而褊忌阴贼。既处要权,欲人附己,微忤意者,辄加倾陷。故时人言义府笑中有刀。”
Example
他把我丕的来药倒,烟生七窍,冰浸四稍,谁承望~,眼见的丧荒郊。 ◎元·孟汉卿《魔合罗》第二折
Synonyms
佛口蛇心、口是心非
Antonyms
心口不一、推心置腹
Grammar
偏正式;作谓语、宾语、定语;含贬义
 
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