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Chengyu
察颜观色
Pinyin
chá yán guān sè
Explanation
Meaning
观察别人的脸色,以揣摩其心意。
Context
清·唐甄《潜书·食难》:“吾老矣,岂能复俯首于他人之宇下,察颜观色,以求无拂于人,吾不能也。”
Example
他的眼盯住了太太的脸,细细的~,不敢冒昧的张口。 ◎老舍《四世同堂》三十
Synonyms
观颜察色
Grammar
联合式;作谓语、宾语、定语;含贬义
 
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