借刀殺人

ChineseEdit

 
to lend; to borrow; excuse
to lend; to borrow; excuse; pretext; by means of
knife to kill someone; murder; homicide
trad. (借刀殺人) 殺人
simp. (借刀杀人) 杀人
Literally: “to borrow a knife to kill someone”.

PronunciationEdit


IdiomEdit

借刀殺人

  1. to get someone else to do one's dirty work; to attack someone using the strength of another