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掩旗息鼓
Pinyin
yǎn qí xī gǔ
Explanation
Meaning
①卷起军旗,停擂战鼓。指军队隐蔽行动,避免暴露目标。②比喻停止行动。
Context
《明史·流贼传·张献忠》:“献忠因得与山民市盐刍米酪,收溃散,掩旗息鼓,益西走白羊山。”
Example
秦显家的听了,轰去了魂魄,垂头丧气,登时~,卷包而去。 ◎《红楼梦》第六二回
 
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