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左书右息
Pinyin
zuǒ shū yòu xī
Explanation
Meaning
比喻倒行逆施。
Context
《管子·七法》:“不明于法而欲治民一众,犹左书而右息之。”尹知章注:“息,止也……人右手能书,而左手不能书也。今反用左手书而右手息而不动倒行逆施之譬。”
 
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