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Chengyu
改头换面
Pinyin
gǎi tóu huàn miàn
English
dish up the same old stuff in a new form
Explanation
Meaning
原指人的容貌发生了改变。现多比喻只改外表和形式,内容实质不变。
Context
唐·寒山《诗三百三首》第二一四首:“改头换面孔,不离旧时人。”
Example
冤债原从隔世深,相逢便起杀心。~犹相报,何况容颜俨在今。 ◎明·凌濛初《初刻拍案惊奇》卷三十
Synonyms
乔装打扮、面目一新
Antonyms
依然如故、原封不动
Grammar
联合式;作谓语、定语、状语;含贬义
 
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