揚湯止沸

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Chinese[edit]

hurl; to raise; to scatter (surname); soup to stop; prohibit; till boil
trad. (揚湯止沸)
simp. (扬汤止沸)

Etymology[edit]

Literally: lift the soup to stop it from boiling

Pronunciation[edit]

Idiom[edit]

揚湯止沸

  1. to implement a temporary solution in order to avert a crisis

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