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良药苦口

liáng yào kǔ kǒu

Literal Meaning 字面意思

Good medicine tastes bitter

Definition 定义

Advice or criticism that is unpleasant to receive, but necessary or beneficial

Similar English Idioms 相似英文习语

Bitter pill to swallow; hard truth; painful necessity; strong medicine

Example 例句

虽然你可能不想听,但是良药苦口,我都是为了你好啊!天天吃四人份的炸鸡套餐,真的对你的身体不好。 You may not want to hear this, but the truth hurts—eating a 4-person fried chicken meal everyday is really unhealthy for you.

Similar 相似词

吃苦当吃补、忠言逆耳

Opposite 相反词

口蜜腹剑、花言巧语
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