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敢怒而不敢言
Pinyin
gǎn nù ér bù gǎn yán
English
choke with silent fury
Explanation
Meaning
心里愤怒而嘴上不敢说。指慑于威胁,胸中愤怒不敢吐露。
Context
唐·杜牧《阿房宫赋》:“使天下之人,不敢言而敢怒。”
Example
李忠见鲁达凶猛,~,只得陪笑道,好性急的人。 ◎明·施耐庵《水浒》第三回
Grammar
复句式;作谓语、定语、补语、分句;指胸中愤怒不敢吐露
 
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