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崭露头角
Pinyin
zhǎn lù tóu jiǎo
English
make a figure / cut a figure
Explanation
Meaning
崭:突出;露:显露。头上的角已明显地突出来了。指初显露优异的才能。
Context
唐·韩愈《柳子厚墓志铭》:“虽少年,已自成人,能取进士第,崭然见头角焉。”
Example
此番吴氏北返,独倡保定会议,无非欲~,力与段派抗衡。 ◎蔡东藩、许廑父《民国通俗演义》第一一五回
Synonyms
牛刀小试、初试锋芒
Antonyms
不露圭角、默默无闻
Grammar
动宾式;作谓语、定语;含褒义
 
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