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颖脱而出
Pinyin
yǐng tuō ér chū
Explanation
Meaning
颖,锥芒。言锥芒全部脱出。比喻有才能的人得到机会,即能全部显现出来。
Context
《史记·平原君虞卿列传》:“平原君曰:‘夫贤士之处世也,譬若锥之处囊中,其末立见……’毛遂曰:‘臣乃今日请处囊中耳。使遂早得处囊中,乃颖脱而出,非特其末见而已。’”
Example
愿君侯不以富贵而骄之,寒贱而忽之,则三千宾中有毛遂,使自得~,即其人焉。 ◎唐·李白《与韩荆州书》
 
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