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宰鸡教猴
Pinyin
zǎi jī jiào hóu
Explanation
Meaning
用杀鸡来警戒猴子。比喻严惩一个以警告其余。
Context
高云览《小城春秋》第三章:“吴七总想抓个奸细来‘宰鸡教猴’一下,吴坚和家剑平反对;怕闹得内部更混乱,又怕有后患。”
 
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