朋比為奸

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Chinese[edit]

to conspire to do evil; to form a faction for evil purposes
 
because of; for; to
because of; for; to; act as; take...to be; to be; to do; to serve as; to become
traitor
trad. (朋比為奸) 朋比
simp. (朋比为奸) 朋比

Etymology[edit]

Based on an excerpt in the New Book of Tang:

名節骨鯁同心愛國宦官小人黨錮天下趨利朋比守正構毀 [Classical Chinese, trad.]
名节骨鲠同心爱国宦官小人党锢天下趋利朋比守正构毁 [Classical Chinese, simp.]
Hàn shí míngjié gǔgěng shì, tóngxīn àiguó, ér huànguān xiǎorén jí zhī, qǐ dǎnggù zhī yù, qì wáng tiānxià. Qūlì zhī rén, cháng wéi péngbǐ, tóng qí sī yě; shǒuzhèng zhī rén, cháng zāo gòuhuǐ, wéi qí sī yě. [Pinyin]
During the Han dynasty, righteous officials were one-minded and patriotic, but they were hated by the vile eunuchs, who set up the partisan prohibitions to end their regime. Those who sought after profit often ganged up because of their common selfishness, while the upright often fell into their snares.

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Idiom[edit]

朋比為奸

  1. to conspire; to gang up; to form a faction for evil purposes