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挟天子以令诸侯
Pinyin
xié tiān zǐ yǐ lìng zhū hóu
Explanation
Meaning
挟制着皇帝,用皇帝的名义发号施令。现比喻用领导的名义按自己的意思去指挥别人。
Context
《后汉书·袁绍传》:“今州城粗定,兵强士附,西迎大驾,即宫邺都,挟天子以令诸侯,蓄士马以讨不庭,谁能御之?”
Synonyms
挟天子以令天下
Grammar
复句式;作谓语、定语、分句;含贬义
 
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