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作福作威
Pinyin
zuò fú zuò wēi
Explanation
Meaning
原指国君专行赏罚,独揽威权。后用以形容妄自尊大,滥用权势。
Context
语出《书·洪范》:“惟辟作福,惟辟作威,惟辟玉食。臣无有作福作威玉食。”
Example
仆固情恩岂有反状!皆由尔鼠~,惧死不敢入朝。 ◎《旧唐书·周智光传》
 
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