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Chengyu
羊质虎皮
Pinyin
yáng zhì hǔ pí
English
impressive in appearance but disappointing in substance
Explanation
Meaning
质:本性。羊虽然披上虎皮,还是见到草就喜欢,碰到豺狼就怕得发抖,它的本性没有变。比喻外表装作强大而实际上很胆小。
Context
汉·扬雄《法言·吾子》:“羊质而虎皮,见草而悦,见豺而战,忘其皮之虎矣。”
Example
~功不就,凤毛鸡胆事难成。 ◎明·罗贯中《三国演义》第三十二回
Grammar
联合式;作宾语、定语;含贬义
 
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