兵荒馬亂

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Chinese[edit]

 
soldiers; a force; an army; weapons; arms; military; warlike
out of practice; uncultivated horse; horse chess piece; Surname in confusion; disorderly
trad. (兵荒馬亂)
simp. (兵荒马乱)

Etymology[edit]

Literally: the troops are starving, and the horses are in disarray

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

兵荒馬亂

  1. war-torn; ravaged by war
  2. chaotic