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Chengyu
管中窥豹
Pinyin
guǎn zhōng kuī bào
English
have a limited view of something conjure up the whole thing through seeing a part of it
Explanation
Meaning
从竹管的小孔里看豹,只看到豹身上的一块斑纹。比喻只看到事物的一部分,指所见不全面或略有所得。
Context
南朝·宋·刘义庆《世说新语·方正》:“此郎亦管中窥豹,时见一斑。”
Example
向~寻知外,坐井观天又出来,运斧般门志何大,出削个好歹。 ◎元·周德清《一枝花·遗张伯元》
Synonyms
窥豹一斑、管窥所及、以管窥天
Antonyms
洞若观火、一目了然
Grammar
偏正式;作谓语、状语;含贬义
 
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