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落井下石    Add to My Vocabulary

PinYin luò jǐng xià shí    Simplified 落井下石    Traditional 落井下石
  1. to throw stones at sb who fell down a well (idiom); to hit a person who is down

Chinese meanings
  1. luòjǐngxiàshí
    比喻乘人危急的时候加以陷害。也说投井下石。

Chinese meanings
  1. luò jǐng xià shí
    【近义】乘人之危、趁火打劫
    【反义】助人为乐、雪中送炭、相濡以沫
    【释义】看见人要掉进陷井里,不伸手救他,反而推他下去,又扔下石头。比喻乘人有危难时加以陷害。
    【出处】唐·韩愈《柳子厚墓志铭》:“落陷井,不一引手救,反挤之,又下石焉者,皆是也。”

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