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此地无银三百两
Pinyin
cǐ dì wú yín sān bǎi liǎng
English
A guilty person gives himself away by consciously protesting his innocence. / a guilty person conspicuously protests his innocence
Explanation
Meaning
比喻想要隐瞒掩饰,结果反而暴露。
Context
民间故事:有人把银子埋藏地下,上面留字写道:“此地无银三百两”。邻人阿二偷走了银子,也留字写道:“隔壁阿二不曾偷”。
Synonyms
欲盖弥彰、不打自招
Grammar
复句式;作主语、分句;比喻打出的幌子正好暴露出来
 
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