一物剋一物

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Chinese[edit]

 
one; 1; single; a; (before verbs) as soon as, once; (before a noun) entire (family, etc.)
thing; object; matter subdue
 
one; 1; single; a; (before verbs) as soon as, once; (before a noun) entire (family, etc.)
thing; object; matter
trad. (一物剋一物)
simp. (一物克一物)

Etymology[edit]

Literally: one thing beats another

Pronunciation[edit]

Idiom[edit]

一物剋一物

  1. there is always one thing to conquer another
  2. everything has its vanquisher