破釜沉舟

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Chinese[edit]

 
to break; to split; broken; damaged; worn out
kettle; caldron
 
submerge; immerse; sink; deep; profound; to lower; to drop
boat
simp. and trad.
(破釜沉舟)

Etymology[edit]

Literally: smash the (cooking) pots and sink the boats, in reference to an incident which occurred during the Battle of Julu

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

破釜沉舟

  1. to cross the Rubicon; to reach the point of no return

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