杯酒釋兵權

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Chinese[edit]

cup; a measure word wine; liquor; spirits explain; to release
 
soldiers; a force; an army; weapons; arms; military; warlike
authority; power; right
trad. (杯酒釋兵權)
simp. (杯酒释兵权)

Etymology[edit]

From an incident that took place in the Song Dynasty.

Pronunciation[edit]

Idiom[edit]

杯酒釋兵權

  1. relinquish one's military command over a glass of wine