落井下石

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

Literally, "to throw stones at someone who fell down a well."

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin luò jǐng xià shí
Zhuyin ㄌㄨㄛˋ ㄐㄧㄥˇ ㄒㄧㄚˋ ㄕˊ
IPA (key) /lu̯ɔ⁵¹ t͡ɕiŋ²¹⁴⁻²¹¹ ɕi̯a̠⁵¹ ʂʐ̩³⁵/

Idiom[edit]

落井下石 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin luò jǐng xià shí)

  1. to kick someone when they are down

Synonyms[edit]