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助桀为虐
Pinyin
zhù jié wéi nüè
English
help the wicked perpetuate wicked deeds
Explanation
Meaning
桀:即夏桀,夏朝最后一个君主,相传是暴君;虐:残暴。帮助夏桀行暴虐之事。比喻帮助坏人干坏事。
Context
《史记·留侯世家》:“今始入秦,即安其乐,此所谓助桀为虐。”
Example
又加上他那次子纪成文,~,作的那些侵冒贪黩,忌刻残忍的事,一时也道不尽许多。 ◎清·文康《儿女英雄传》第十八回
 
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