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Chengyu
自食其言
Pinyin
zì shí qí yán
English
go back on one's word
Explanation
Meaning
指说了话不算数。
Context
《尚书·汤誓》:“尔无不信,朕不食言。”
Example
我若今日复出应诏,是~了。 ◎明·冯梦龙《醒世恒言》卷二
Synonyms
食言而肥、言而无信、背信弃义
Antonyms
言而有信、一诺千金、一言为定
Grammar
主谓式;作谓语、宾语、定语;含贬义
 
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