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Chengyu
狗仗人势
Pinyin
gǒu zhàng rén shì
English
be a bully with the backing of a powerful person
Explanation
Meaning
仗:倚仗、仗势。比喻坏人依靠某种势力欺侮人。
Context
明·李开元《宝剑记》第五出:“(丑白)他怕怎的?(净白)他怕我狗仗人势。”
Example
你就~,天天作耗,在我们跟前逞脸。 ◎清·曹雪芹《红楼梦》第七十四回
Synonyms
狐假虎威、仗势欺人、狗傍人势
Grammar
主谓式;作谓语、定语、状语;含贬义
 
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