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发屋求狸
Pinyin
fā wū qiú lí
Explanation
Meaning
拆除房屋以求捕得狸猫。比喻因小失大。
Context
《淮南子·说山训》:“坏塘以取龟,发屋而求狸,掘室而求鼠,割唇而治龋,桀跖之徒,君子不与。”
 
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