食肉寢皮

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See also: 食肉寝皮

Chinese[edit]

 
eat; food; to feed; animal feed
meat; flesh lie down leather; skin; fur
trad. (食肉寢皮)
simp. (食肉寝皮)

Etymology[edit]

禽獸 [Classical Chinese, trad.][▼ expand/hide]
禽兽 [Classical Chinese, simp.]
From: Commentary of Zuo, circa 4th century BCE
Rán èr zǐ zhě, pì yú qínshòu, chén shíròu ér qǐn chù qí yǐ. [Pinyin]
As to those two, they are like beasts, whose flesh I will eat, and then sleep upon their skins.

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Idiom[edit]

食肉寢皮

  1. to eat somebody's flesh and sleep on their hide; to swear revenge on somebody, implacable hatred, to have somebody's guts for garters, to bitterly detest

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