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PinYin zhòng kǒu shuò jīn    Simplified 众口铄金    Traditional 眾口鑠金
  1. lit. public opinion is powerful enough to melt metal (idiom)
  2. fig. public clamor can obscure the actual truth
  3. mass spreading of rumors can confuse right and wrong

Chinese meanings
  1. zhòngkǒushuòjīn
    原来比喻舆论的力量大,后来形容人多口杂,能混淆是非(铄:熔化)。

Chinese meanings
  1. zhòng kǒu shuò jīn
    【近义】积毁销骨、人言可畏
    【释义】铄:熔化。形容舆论力量大,连金属都能熔化。比喻众口一词可以混淆是非。
    【出处】《国语·周语下》:“众心成城,众口铄金。”
    【用例】群言淆乱,异说争鸣;~,积非成是。(鲁迅《三闲集·述香港恭祝圣诞》)

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