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贻笑大方
Pinyin
yí xiào dà fāng
English
become a laughing stock (by showing one's ignorance)
Explanation
Meaning
贻笑:让人笑话;大方:原指懂得大道的人,后泛指见识广博或有专长的人。指让内行人笑话。
Context
《庄子·秋水》:“吾长见笑于大方之家。”
Example
去岁路过贵邦,就要登堂求教;但愧知识短浅,诚恐~,所以不敢冒昧进谒。 ◎清·李汝珍《镜花缘》第五十二回
Grammar
偏正式;作谓语、宾语、定语;含贬义,用于自谦
 
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