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倒持太阿
Pinyin
dǎo chí tài ā
Explanation
Meaning
太阿:宝剑名。倒拿着剑,把剑柄给别人。比喻把大权交给别人,自己反受其害。
Context
《旧唐书·陈夷行传》:“自三数年来,奸臣窃权,陛下不可倒持太阿,授人鳟柄。”
Example
况今驻华各使,惟利是视,以值修约之际,蹈瑕伺间,诡谋百出,不豫为之防,是~以授之也。 ◎清·薛福成《筹洋刍议》
 
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