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开门揖盗    Add to My Vocabulary

PinYin kāi mén yī dào    Simplified 开门揖盗    Traditional 開門揖盜
  1. leaving the door open invites the thief (idiom); to invite disaster by giving evildoers a free hand

Chinese meanings
  1. kāi mén yī dào
    开了门请强盗进来,比喻引进坏人来危害自己。

Chinese meanings
  1. kāi mén yī dào
    【近义】自讨苦吃、引狼入室
    【释义】开门请强盗进来。比喻引进坏人,招来祸患。
    【出处】《三国志·吴志·吴主传》:“况今奸宄竞逐,豺狼满道,乃欲哀亲戚,顾礼制,是犹开门而揖盗,未可以为仁也。”
    【用例】失守城池,要按军法;况又有禀帖到杨太守差我保守,我是你徒弟,~,岂不是私通叛寇?(清·陈忱《水浒后传》第三回)

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