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Chengyu
争长竞短
Pinyin
zhēng cháng jìng duǎn
Explanation
Meaning
计较细小出入;争竞谁上谁下。
Context
宋·黄庭坚《书寄祝有道》:“人家兄弟无不义者,盖因娶妇入门,异姓相聚,争长竞短,渐渍日闻,以至背戾,分门割户。”
Example
只因刘璞病势愈重,恐防不妥,单要哄媳妇到了家里,便是买卖了。故此将错就错,更不~。 ◎明·冯梦龙《醒世恒言》第八卷
 
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