為叢驅雀

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Chinese[edit]

 
because of; for; to
because of; for; to; act as; take...to be; to be; to do; to serve as; to become
 
cluster; collection; collection of books
cluster; collection; collection of books; thicket
 
to expel; to urge on; to drive
to expel; to urge on; to drive; to run quickly
bird; lentigo; sparrow
trad. (為叢驅雀/為叢敺雀) /
simp. (为丛驱雀)
alternative forms 為叢驅爵為叢敺爵为丛驱爵
Literally: “to drive the sparrows into the thickets”.

Etymology[edit]

See the etymology at 為淵驅魚,為叢驅雀.

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

為叢驅雀

  1. (figuratively) to produce the exact opposite effect of what one wished
  2. (figuratively, by extension) to drive one's allies or people to the side of the enemy

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