以儆效尤

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Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

  • (to use) + (to warn) + 效尤 (to mimic the wrongdoing of others)

Pronunciation[edit]

Idiom[edit]

以儆效尤

  1. to make a public demonstration of punishing a wrongdoer in order to deter innocents who might mimic the example of the wrongdoer.

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