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Chengyu
高屋建瓴
Pinyin
gāo wū jiàn líng
English
operate from a strategically advantageous position
Explanation
Meaning
建:倒水,泼水;瓴:盛水的瓶子。把瓶子里的水从高层顶上倾倒。比喻居高临下,不可阻遏。
Context
《史记·高祖本纪》:“地势便利,其以下兵于诸侯,譬犹居高屋之上建瓴水也。”
Example
革命的豪情和革命的气魄,使他的史剧气势恢阔,振摆超腾,~,雄浑奔放。 ◎《郭沫若剧作全集编后记》
Synonyms
居高临下
Grammar
偏正式;作谓语、定语;比喻居高临下
 
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