賣官鬻爵

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See also: 卖官鬻爵

Chinese[edit]

to take bribes in exchange for granting an official title vend nobility; (ancient wine holder with 3 legs and loop handle)
trad. (賣官鬻爵) 賣官
simp. (卖官鬻爵) 卖官

Etymology[edit]

賣官 (to sell an official title for a bribe) + (to sell) + (a noble rank)

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

賣官鬻爵

  1. (archaic) to take bribes in exchange for granting an official or noble title