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欲取姑予    Add to My Vocabulary

PinYin yù qǔ gū yǔ    Simplified 欲取姑予    Traditional 欲取姑予
  1. variant of 欲取姑與|欲取姑与[yu4 qu3 gu1 yu3]
  2. to make concessions for the sake of future gains (idiom)

Chinese meanings
  1. yù qǔ gū yǔ
    【近义】欲擒故纵
    【释义】姑:暂且;与:给与。要想夺取他些什么,得暂且先给他些什么。指先付出代价以诱使对方放松警惕,然后找机会夺取。
    【出处】《老子·三十六章》:“将欲夺之,必固与之。”

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