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反唇相稽
Pinyin
fǎn chún xiāng jī
English
answer back sarcastically
Explanation
Meaning
反唇:回嘴、顶嘴;稽:计较。受到指责不服气,反过来责问对方。
Context
《汉书·贾谊传》:“妇姑不相说(悦),则反唇而相稽。”
Example
语侵妇,妇~。 ◎清·蒲松龄《聊斋志异·吕无病》
Synonyms
反唇相讥
Antonyms
哑口无言、无言以对
Grammar
偏正式;作谓语、状语;用于争论场合
 
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