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上梁不正下梁歪    Add to My Vocabulary

PinYin shàng liáng bù zhèng xià liáng wāi    Simplified 上梁不正下梁歪    Traditional 上梁不正下梁歪
  1. lit. If the upper beam is not straight, the lower beam will be crooked (idiom); fig. subordinates imitate their superiors' vices

Chinese meanings
  1. shàngliángbùzhèngxiàliángwāi
    比喻上面的人行为不正,下面的人也就跟着学坏。

Chinese meanings
  1. shàng liáng bù zhèng xià liáng wāi
    【释义】上梁:指上级或长辈。比喻在上的人行为不正,下面的人也跟着做坏事。
    【出处】晋·杨泉《物理论》:“上不正,下参差。”

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