河東獅吼

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See also: 河东狮吼

Chinese[edit]

Hedong Commandery lion roar (of a lion)
trad. (河東獅吼) 河東
simp. (河东狮吼) 河东
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Etymology[edit]

From a line in the Song-era poem 《寄吳德仁兼簡陳季常》, depicting Chen Zao's overbearing wife, who was originally from the Hedong Commandery.

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Idiom[edit]

河東獅吼

  1. the "lioness's roar", used to describe the loud complaining of an overbearing wife from the perspective of her henpecked husband.

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