狐假虎威 hú jiǎ hǔ wēi

hú jiǎ hǔ wēi set phrase the fox exploits the tiger / to use powerful connections to intimidate people
Domain: Idiom 成语
Notes: Literally, the fox exploits the tiger's might. This idiom comes from a story in 《战国策·楚一》 ”Stratagems of the Warring States”, Chu I (CC-CEDICT '狐假虎威'; Fuller 2004, pp. 89-92; Guoyu '狐假虎威')

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