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Chengyu
消声匿迹
Pinyin
xiāo shēng nì jì
English
keep silent and lie low
Explanation
Meaning
不公开讲话,不出头露面。形容隐藏起来,不再出现。
Context
语出《艺文类聚》卷三六引北周庚信《五月披裘负薪画赞》:“禽巢欲远,鱼穴惟深,消声灭迹,何必山林!”
Example
虽然在初期也有少数人唱导‘与抗战无关’论,但为大势所迫,不久也就~了。 ◎郭沫若《沸羹集·抗战以来的文艺思潮》
 
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