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Chengyu
饮泣吞声
Pinyin
yǐn qì tūn shēng
English
(said of one who bears agonizing suffering silently) weep silent tears
Explanation
Meaning
眼泪只能往肚里流,不敢哭出声来。形容受压迫时,忍受痛苦,不敢公开表露。
Context
明·施耐庵《水浒全传》第九十八回:“琼英知了这消息,如万箭攒心,日夜吞声饮泣,珠泪偷弹,思报父母之仇,时刻不忘。”
Synonyms
忍气吞声、委曲求全
Grammar
联合式;作谓语、定语、状语;含贬义
 
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