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饮鸩止渴
Pinyin
yǐn zhèn zhǐ kě
English
a moment's relief or pleasure can bring endless suffering to come
Explanation
Meaning
鸩:传说中的毒鸟,用它的羽毛浸的酒喝了能毒死人。喝毒酒解渴。比喻用错误的办法来解决眼前的困难而不顾严重后果。
Context
《后汉书·霍谞传》:“譬犹疗饥于附子,止渴于鸩毒,未入肠胃,已绝咽喉。”
Example
杨嗣昌的加征练饷办法是使朝廷~。 ◎姚雪垠《李自成》第二卷第三十二章
Synonyms
饥不择食、急功近利
Antonyms
从长计议
Grammar
连动式;作谓语、宾语、定语;含贬义
 
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