殺雞儆猴

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Etymology[edit]

Literally: kill chicken, warn monkey

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Idiom[edit]

殺雞儆猴

  1. Kill the chicken to warn the monkey; make a public demonstration of punishing a wrongdoer in order to deter innocents who might mimic the example of the wrongdoer.