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兴师动众
Pinyin
xīng shī dòng zhòng
English
mobilize one's forces
Explanation
Meaning
兴:发动;众:大队人马。旧指大规模出兵。现多指动用很多人力做某件事。
Context
《吴子·励士》:“夫发号布令,而人乐闻;兴师动众,而人乐战;交兵接刃,而人乐死。”
Example
既然怕~,不如不养活这些闲人了! ◎清·吴敬梓《儒林外史》第四十三回
 
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