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Chengyu
胁肩谄笑
Pinyin
xié jiān chǎn xiào
Explanation
Meaning
胁肩:耸起双肩做出恭谨的样子;谄笑:装出奉承的笑容。为了奉承人,缩起肩膀装出笑脸。形容巴结人的丑态。
Context
《孟子·滕文公下》:“胁肩谄笑,病于夏畦。”
Example
那些人让他是个现任刺史,~随他怠慢。 ◎明·凌濛初《初刻拍案惊奇》卷二十二
Synonyms
摇尾乞怜、曲意逢迎
Antonyms
刚正不阿、守正不挠
Grammar
连动式;作谓语、定语;含贬义
 
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