聲東擊西

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Chinese[edit]

 
sound; voice; (a measure word, used for sounds); tone; noise
east to hit; to strike; to break west
trad. (聲東擊西) 西
simp. (声东击西) 西

Pronunciation[edit]

Idiom[edit]

聲東擊西

  1. during a battle, to create the illusion of assaulting a target; but the true goal is to assault another target where it's least expected
  2. (by extension, figuratively) to confuse someone in order to conceal the real motive behind something