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惩前毖后
Pinyin
chéng qián bì hòu
English
learn from past mistakes to avoid future ones
Explanation
Meaning
惩:警戒;毖:谨慎。指批判以前所犯的错误,吸取教训,使以后谨慎些,不致再犯。
Context
《诗经·周颂·小毖》:“予其惩而毖后患。”
Example
唐总理~,实不欲再当此任,只是需款甚急,又不好不硬着头皮,出去商办。 ◎蔡东藩、许廑父《民国通俗演义》第十回
Synonyms
小惩大诫
Antonyms
重蹈覆辙
Grammar
连动式;作谓语、宾语、定语;指吸取教训以后小心
 
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