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Chengyu
狗尾续貂
Pinyin
gǒu wěi xù diāo
English
a wretched sequel to a fine work, incongruous.
Explanation
Meaning
续:连接。晋代皇帝的侍从官员用作帽子的装饰。指封官太滥。亦比喻拿不好的东西补接在好的东西后面,前后两部分非常不相称。
Context
《晋书·赵王伦传》:“奴卒厮役亦加以爵位。每朝会,貂蝉盈坐,时人为之谚曰:‘貂不足,狗尾续。’”
Example
圣叹断定《水浒》只有七十回,而骂罗贯中为~。 ◎胡適《〈水浒传〉考证》四
Synonyms
佛头着粪
Grammar
主谓式;作主语、谓语、定语;用于书面语
 
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