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欲擒故纵
Pinyin
yù qín gù zòng
English
leave sb. at large in order to apprehend him afterwards
Explanation
Meaning
擒:捉;纵:放。故意先放开他,使他放松戒备,充分暴露,然后再把他捉住。
Context
清·吴趼人《二十年目睹之怪现状》第七十回:“大人这里还不要就答应他,放出一个欲擒故纵的手段,然后许其成事。”
Synonyms
欲取故予、诱敌深入
Antonyms
放虎归山、养虎为患
Grammar
紧缩式;作谓语、定语、宾语;含贬义
 
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