成语故事:狐假虎威 To bully others by flaunting one's powerful connections

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成语故事:狐假虎威 To bully others by flaunting one's powerful connections

成语故事:狐假虎威 To bully others by flaunting one's powerful connections

狐假虎威 

hú jiǎ hǔ wēi

To bully others by flaunting one's powerful connections

狐 means fox, 假 means with the help of, 虎 means tiger, 威 means power and influence. 

Literal meaning: the fox borrows the tiger's ferocity by walking with him

Explanation: to describe anyone who takes advantage of other people's influence

E.g

他仗着他哥哥是公司总经理,在公司里狐假虎威欺负人。

tā zhàng zhe tā gē gē shì gōng sī zǒng jīng lǐ ,zài gōng sī lǐ hú jiǎ hǔ wēi qī fù rén 。

He always bullies others by flaunting his big brother’s powerful connections, who is the general manager of the company. 

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