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Chengyu
杜口裹足
Pinyin
dù kǒu guǒ zú
Explanation
Meaning
杜口:闭住嘴;裹足:止步不前。闭着嘴不敢说,停住脚不敢走。比喻有顾虑而不敢接近,远远避开。
Context
《战国策·秦策三》:“臣之所恐者,独恐臣死之后,天下见臣尽忠而身蹶也,是以杜口裹足,莫肯即奏耳。”
Grammar
联合式;作谓语;形容十分害怕
 
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