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Chengyu
惩一儆百
Pinyin
chéng yī jǐng bǎi
English
make an example of someone
Explanation
Meaning
惩:惩罚;警:警戒。处死一个人,借以警戒许多人。
Context
《汉书·尹翁归传》:“其有所取也,以一警百,吏民皆服,恐惧改行自新。”
Example
兄弟今天定要~,让众人当面看看,好叫他们有个怕惧。 ◎清·李宝嘉《官场现形记》第五十六回
Synonyms
杀一儆百
Grammar
连动式;作谓语;意为杀一儆百
 
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