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偃旗卧鼓
Pinyin
yǎn qí wò gǔ
Explanation
Meaning
原指行军时隐蔽行踪,不让敌人觉察。现比喻事情终止或声势减弱。同“偃旗息鼓”。
Context
《梁书·王僧辩传》:“及贼前锋次江口,僧辩乃命众军,乘城固守,偃旗卧鼓,安若无人。”
Example
慎列树三棚,相去数里,~。于中栅声鼓,三栅悉兵以击,贼众大乱。 ◎《旧唐书·伊慎传》
 
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