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Deliberately make things difficult

gù yì diao nàn

Idiom explanation

Refers to intentionally embarrassing others

Idiom source

Chapter 28 of Hao Ran's "Sunny Sky": "He knows that this wicked old man is deliberately making things difficult for him.

Idioms Traditional

Deliberately make things difficult
Common degree Common idioms
Emotional color Derogatory idiom

Idiom usage

Used as a predicate or attributive;
Idiom structure Partial idiom
Year of generation Contemporary idiom

Synonyms

Make things difficult

Antonym

Helpful
Idiom example Xiong Zhaozheng's "Zhang Juzheng" Volume II, Second Round: "Zhang Dalang's attitude was arrogant and deliberately difficult , and Wang Songyin could not bear the theory."
English translation deliberately place obstacles
Russian translation нарочно придирáться
other languages <德> jm absichtlich Hindernisse in den Weg legen <jn schikanieren>


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