指桑罵槐

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Chinese[edit]

 
finger; to point; to direct; to indicate
mulberry tree scold; abuse Sophora japonica
trad. (指桑罵槐)
simp. (指桑骂槐)
Literally: “to point at the mulberry tree and curse the locust tree”.

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Idiom[edit]

指桑罵槐

  1. to scold someone indirectly; to make oblique accusations