Chinese idiom story 20 掩耳盗铃  yǎn ěr dào líng


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Idiom        掩耳盗铃  yǎn ěr dào líng

Explain     掩: cover;盗: steal;

Steal the bell and cover your ears for fear of being heard. Metaphor oneself deceives oneself, obviously can not cover up the matter to want to try to cover up.

Story background

Once upon a time there was a man who saw a big bell at the door and wanted to steal it. But the clock was too heavy to carry, and he took a hammer and tried to break it and steal it. But there is also a problem, with iron vertebrae will make a loud sound, will certainly be caught. He thought to himself: the clock could hear it as soon as it rang, but if it was blindfolded, nothing could be heard! To deceive yourself.

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Edited by Baoyang from Shanghai Beihaimandarin

                                                                                    掩耳盗铃  yǎn ěr dào líng