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转弯抹角
Pinyin
zhuǎn wān mò jiǎo
English
go along a zigzag course / beat around the bush
Explanation
Meaning
抹角:挨着墙角绕走。沿着弯弯曲曲的路走。比喻说话绕弯,不直截了当。
Context
元·秦简夫《东堂老》:“转弯抹角,可早来到李家门前。”
Example
他说话总是直来直去,从不~。
Synonyms
迂回曲折、隐晦曲折、闪烁其辞
Antonyms
直截了当、开门见山、直言不讳
Grammar
联合式;作谓语、定语、状语;含贬义
 
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