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顺水推舟《俗语佛源》
顺着水流的方向推船,比喻顺应某种形势而说话、办事。原为禅语,见《续灯录》卷七:“到这里唤著顺水放船。”又如金·万松老人《从容录》:“本要以毒攻毒,长庆只解顺水推船。”“顺水推舟”在禅宗那里比喻随顺众生的机缘,开示说法。在文学中如元·康进之《李逵负荆》第三折:“你休得顺水推船,偏不许我过河拆桥。”又如《红楼梦》第四回:“老爷何不顺水行舟,做个人情,将此案了结。”(李明权)
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