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Chengyu
作茧自缚
Pinyin
zuò jiǎn zì fù
English
get caught in one's own trap
Explanation
Meaning
蚕吐丝作茧,把自己裹在里面。比喻做了某件事,结果使自己受困。也比喻自己给自己找麻烦。
Context
唐·白居易《江州赴忠州至江陵已来舟中示舍弟五十韵》诗:“烛蛾谁救护,蚕茧自缠萦。”宋·陆游《剑南诗稿·书叹》:“人生如春蚕,作茧自缠裹。”
Example
我们需要制定必要的规章制度,但不可过于繁琐,弄得~,捆住自己的手脚。
Synonyms
作法自毙、自讨苦吃、自作自受
Antonyms
嫁祸于人
Grammar
连动式;作谓语、宾语;含贬义
 
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