Set phrase: Definition, meaning and example of 暗渡陈仓

By | June 30, 2013

Definition of 暗渡陈仓 (àn dù chén cāng)

渡: to cross; 陈仓: name of an ancient county in the in the east of the current Baoji City, Shaanxi Province. 暗渡陈仓refers to the use of irrelevant actions to attract enemy attention, and then achieve the goals by secretly taking other methods. 暗渡陈仓also can be used to describe the use of fraudulent means to achieve a particular purpose.

Example of 暗渡陈仓

物流贩毒是毒枭的暗渡陈仓之计。

Logistics is a secret trick used by the drug traffickers.

Synonyms: 明争暗斗
Antonyms: 明目张胆 明火执杖

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