一言九鼎

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Chinese[edit]

one sentence; something to say; brief remark Nine Tripod Cauldrons; great weight
simp. and trad.
(一言九鼎)
一言 九鼎
Literally: “one utterance, [worth the weight of] nine ding () vessels”.

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Idiom[edit]

一言九鼎

  1. words of enormous weight; solemn promise or pledge