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虎头蛇尾《俗语佛源》
此词,较早见于元·康进之《李逵负荆》第二折:“这厮敢狗行狼心,虎头蛇尾。”比喻诡诈伪善,言行不一致。后多比喻来势很大而草草了事,有始无终。如《水浒传》第一零三回:“官府挨捕的事,已是虎头蛇尾,前紧后慢。”其实,“虎头蛇尾”是从禅语“龙头蛇尾”衍变而来的。《景德传灯录》卷十二:“师问:‘僧什么来处?’僧提起坐具。师云:‘龙头蛇尾’”。(李明权)
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