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追本溯源
Pinyin
zhuī běn sù yuán
English
get to the root of a matter
Explanation
Meaning
本:根本;溯:探求。追究根本,探索源头,比喻追寻根源。
Context
石三友《金陵野史·圆明园与基泰工程司》:“说到这八座模型,追本溯源,不能不提到北洋政府时的总长朱启钤。”
 
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