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搬弄是非
Pinyin
bān nòng shì fēi
English
tell tales / sow discord / make mischief
Explanation
Meaning
搬弄:挑拔。把别人的话传来传去,有意挑拔,或在背后乱加议论,引起纠纷。
Context
《庄子·盗跖》:“摇唇鼓舌,擅生是非。”元·李寿卿《伍员吹箫》第一折:“他在平公面前,搬弄我许多事非。”
Example
况三姑六婆,里外搬弄是非,何能不生事端。 ◎清·李汝珍《镜花缘》第十二回
Synonyms
搬口弄舌、挑拨是非
Grammar
动宾式;作谓语、宾语;形容把别人的话传来传去引起纠纷
 
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