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扬汤止沸
Pinyin
yáng tāng zhǐ fèi
Explanation
Meaning
把锅里开着的水舀起来再倒回去,使它凉下来不沸腾。比喻办法不彻底,不能从根本上解决问题。
Context
汉·枚乘《上书谏吴王》:“欲汤之沧,一人炊之,百人扬之,无益也;不如绝薪止火而已。”《三国志·魏书·刘廙传》:“扬汤止沸,使不焦烂。”
Antonyms
釜底抽薪
Grammar
连动式;作谓语、定语;含贬义
 
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