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Chengyu
豺狼当道
Pinyin
chái láng dāng dào
English
power is in the hands of the cruel and the wicked
Explanation
Meaning
当道:横在道路中间。比喻坏人当权。
Context
汉·荀悦《汉纪·平帝纪》:“宝问其次,文曰:‘豺狼当道,安问狐狸!’宝默然不应。”
Example
男子汉非不以功名为念,那堪~,不如只在家中侍奉尊堂兄弟。 ◎元·宫大用《范张鸡黍》第一折
Synonyms
暗无天日、长夜漫漫、豺狼塞路
Antonyms
舜日尧年、舜日尧天
Grammar
主谓式;作宾语、定语;比喻坏人当权得势
 
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