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粉墨登场
Pinyin
fěn mò dēng chǎng
English
make oneself up and go on stage / embark on a political venture
Explanation
Meaning
粉、墨:搽脸和画眉用的化妆品。原指演员化妆上台演戏。比喻坏人经过一番打扮,登上政治舞台。
Context
臧懋循《元曲选后序》:“而关汉卿辈至躬践排场,而傅粉墨。”
Example
及至北平攻陷,这些地痞流氓自然没有~的资格与本领,而日本也并未准备下多少官吏来马上发号施令。 ◎老舍《四世同堂》七
Synonyms
走马上任、抛头露面
Antonyms
匿影藏形、消声匿迹
Grammar
连动式;作谓语、定语;含贬义,表讥讽
 
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