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羊毛出在羊身上
Pinyin
yáng máo chū zài yáng shēn shàng
Explanation
Meaning
比喻表面上给了人家好处,但实际上这好处已附加在人家付出的代价里。
Context
清·李宝嘉《官场现形记》第二十七回:“凡事总要大化小,小化无。羊毛出在羊身上,等姓贾的再出两个,把这件事平平安安过去,不就结了吗。”
Grammar
复句式;作宾语、分句;含贬义
 
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