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Chengyu
斩草除根
Pinyin
zhǎn cǎo chú gēn
English
(saying) to pull up by the roots; completely eliminate
Explanation
Meaning
除草时要连根除掉,使草不能再长。比喻除去祸根,以免后患。
Context
《左传·隐公六年》:“为国家者,见恶如农夫之务去草焉,芟夷蕰崇之,绝其本根,勿使能殖,则善者信矣。”北齐·魏收《为侯景叛移梁朝文》:“若抽薪止沸,剪草除根。”
Example
~,萌芽不发;斩草若不除根,春至萌芽再发。 ◎明·冯梦龙《警世通言》卷三十七
Synonyms
剪草除根、削株掘根
Antonyms
放虎归山、养痈贻患
Grammar
连动式;作谓语、宾语;指彻底成事
 
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