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狐假虎威

hú jiǎ hǔ wēi

Literal Meaning 字面意思

Fox faking tiger power

Definition 定义

To assert false authority; to pretend to be more powerful than one actually is

Similar English Idioms 相似英文习语

Lording it over (someone); tin pot dictator; put on airs; boss someone around

Example 例句

邪恶的姐姐们既没天分又没能力,只会仗着继母的威严狐假虎威欺压灰姑娘,把她当成奴隶使唤。 The evil step sisters have no talent or ability; they merely appropriate their mother's authority to treat Cinderella like a slave.

Similar 相似词

仗势欺人

Opposite 相反词

以理服人
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