Set phrase: Definition, meaning and example of 爱屋及乌

Definition of 爱屋及乌

爱屋及乌 (love the house, then love the crows perching on its roof) refers to extension of one’s love with a person to the defects or bad things related to him, such as his or her bad temper or families.

Example of 爱屋及乌

既然你爱上他,就应该爱屋及乌,包容他的缺点。
Since you are in love with him, you shall bear his defects as well.

In the over 5,000 years history of China, Chinese idioms or set phrases (中国成语) exhibit concentrated Chinese language culture. They are simple, accurate, very expressive and widely adopted. The formation of each idiom shows some real historical facts, which reflect the political, military, cultural, civil fashion and morality in different periods with strong Chinese features. Learn more about other set phrases.

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