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引经据典
Pinyin
yǐn jīng jù diǎn
English
(to support one's argument) quote the classics
Explanation
Meaning
引用经典书籍作为论证的依据。
Context
《后汉书·荀爽传》:“爽皆引据大义,正之经典。”
Example
吃到这些臭东西,还要替他考证,你也忒爱~了。 ◎清·李汝珍《镜花缘》第九十二回
Synonyms
旁征博引
Antonyms
信口开河
Grammar
联合式;作谓语、定语、状语;用于谈话与写作方面
 
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