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Chengyu
骨鲠在喉
Pinyin
gǔ gěng zài hóu
English
have a fishbone caught in one's throat
Explanation
Meaning
鲠:鱼刺。鱼骨头卡在喉咙里。比喻心里有话没有说出来,非常难受。
Context
汉·许慎《说文解字》:“鲠,食骨留咽中也。”段玉裁注:“韦曰:‘骨所以鲠,刺人也。’忠言逆耳,如食骨在喉,故云骨鲠之臣。《汉书》以下皆作骨鲠,字从鱼,谓留咽者鱼骨较多也。”
Example
但近来作文,避忌已甚,有时如~,不得不吐,遂亦不免为人所憎。 ◎《鲁迅书信集·致黎烈文》
Synonyms
心直口快、直抒己见
Grammar
主谓式;作宾语;与“若”、“如”连用
 
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