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Chengyu
防患于未然
Pinyin
fáng huàn yú wèi rán
English
nip in the bud
Explanation
Meaning
患:灾祸;未然:没有这样,指尚未形成。防止事故或祸害于尚未发生之前。
Context
《周易·既济》:“君子以思患而豫防之。”《乐府诗集·君子行》:“君子防未然。”
Example
臣闻~者易,除患于已然者难。 ◎明·马文升《添风宪以抚流民疏》
 
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