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反客为主
Pinyin
fǎn kè wéi zhǔ
English
reverse the position of the host and the guest
Explanation
Meaning
客人反过来成为主人。比喻变被动为主动。
Context
明·罗贯中《三国演义》第七十一回:“拔寨前进,步步为营,诱渊来战而擒之,此乃反客为主之法。”
Example
心里正在为难,只听得那女子~,让着说道:“尊客,请屋里坐。” ◎清·文康《儿女英雄传》第四回
Synonyms
喧宾夺主
Grammar
连动式;作谓语、定语;比喻变被动为主动
 
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