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Chengyu
自作聪明
Pinyin
zì zuò cōng míng
English
try to be smart (by acting on one's won etc.)
Explanation
Meaning
自以为聪明而乱作主张。指过高地估计自己,主观地办事。
Context
《尚书·蔡仲之命》:“无作聪明,乱旧章。”宋·洪迈《容斋随笔》卷十四:“严州分水县,故额草书‘分’字,县令自作聪明者,谓草体非宜,自真书三字刻而立之。”
Synonyms
班门弄斧、自以为是、故作姿态
Antonyms
自以为非、自知之明
Grammar
主谓式;作谓语、定语、状语;含贬义
 
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