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Chengyu
狗嘴里吐不出象牙
Pinyin
gǒu zuǐ lǐ tǔ bù chū xiàng yá
English
nothing nice comes from a filthy mouth
Explanation
Meaning
比喻坏人嘴里说不出好话来。
Context
巴金《秋》五:“‘还有嘞,我替你说出来:狗嘴里吐不出象牙。’淑华调皮地笑道。”
Synonyms
狗口里吐不出象牙
Grammar
复句式;作宾语、分句;用于讥讽与开玩笑
 
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