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口是心非

kǒu shì xīn fēi

Literal Meaning 字面意思

Mouth says yes, heart says no

Definition 定义

To say things you do not actually mean; not being truthful; a dishonest or insincere person

Similar English Idioms 相似英文习语

Lip service; hollow words; bunk; baloney; hogwash; to lie through one's teeth; to stretch the truth

Example 例句

当服务员问我要不要第二块美味的黑巧克力樱桃蛋糕时,我口是心非的拒绝了,但是其实我内心超级想要的啊! When the waiter asked me if I wanted a second slice of that yummy, dark chocolate cherry cake, I falsely refused it; in my heart, I really wanted it!

Similar 相似词

心口不一

Opposite 相反词

心口如一
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