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扼喉抚背    Add to My Vocabulary

PinYin è hóu fǔ bèi    Simplified 扼喉抚背    Traditional 扼喉撫背
  1. to strangle and slap the back (idiom); fig. to occupy a strategic post

Chinese meanings
  1. è hóu fǔ bèi
    【释义】抚:按,捺。掐住咽喉,按住脊背。比喻控制敌方的要害,使其丧失反抗的能力。
    【出处】隋·卢思道《为北齐檄陈文》:“巨舰高舻,顺流东指江都、寿春之域;扼喉抚背之兵,飞龙赤马,绝水南越。”

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