完璧归赵

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. 完璧
trad. 完璧歸趙

Etymology[edit]

literally: to return the jade disc intact to the State of Zhao

For the full story behind this idiom, see He Shi Bi#"Returning the Jade Intact to Zhao"

Idiom[edit]

完璧归赵 (simplified, Pinyin wánbì guī zhào, traditional 完璧歸趙)

  1. to return something to its owner in good condition

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