倒持干戈

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Chinese[edit]

 
upset; turn over; to tip; to pour; to go home; to the contrary; inverted; to fall; to collapse; to topple; to change; to fail; bankrupt
 
to grasp; to hold; support; manage; direct; maintain
the weapons of war; arms
simp. and trad.
(倒持干戈)
干戈

Etymology[edit]

Literally: to hold one's weapon backwards (so that the handle is offered to the enemy)

Pronunciation[edit]

Idiom[edit]

倒持干戈

  1. to give up one's advantage or power to someone else