鷸蚌相爭,漁人得利

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Etymology[edit]

Literally: When the snipe and the oyster fight, it is the fisherman that reaps the reward.

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鷸蚌相爭漁人得利 (traditional, Pinyin yù bàng xiāng zhēng, yúrén dé lì, simplified 鹬蚌相争,渔人得利)

  1. When two sides contend, it's always the third party that benefits.

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