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Chengyu
东窗事发
Pinyin
dōng chuāng shì fā
English
the game is up
Explanation
Meaning
比喻阴谋已败露。
Context
元·孔文卿《东窗事犯》第二折:“吾乃地藏神,化为呆行者,在灵隐寺中,泄漏秦太师东窗事犯。”明·田汝成《西湖游览志馀·佞倖盘荒》:“可烦传语夫人,东窗事发矣。”
Example
我早间见那做娘的打庆奴,晚间押番归却,打发我出门,莫是“~”? ◎明·冯梦龙《警世通言》卷二十
Synonyms
露出马脚、破绽百出、原形毕露、真相大白
Antonyms
秘而不宣
Grammar
主谓式;作谓语;含贬义
 
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