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惩一警百
Pinyin
chéng yī jǐng bǎi
English
make an example of someone
Explanation
Meaning
警:警戒,也做“儆”。指惩罚一人以警戒众人。
Context
语出《汉书·尹翁归传》:“翁归治东海明察……其有所取也,以一警百,吏民皆服,恐惧改行自新。”
Example
陛下欲剔弊防奸,~,诸臣用之以借题修隙,敛怨市权。 ◎《明史·黄道周传》
 
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