兵敗如山倒

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Chinese[edit]

 
soldiers; a force; an army; weapons; arms; military; warlike
be defeated; to defeat; loss as (if); such as mountain; hill
 
upset; turn over; to tip; to pour; to go home; to the contrary; inverted; to fall; to collapse; to topple; to change; to fail; bankrupt
trad. (兵敗如山倒)
simp. (兵败如山倒)

Etymology[edit]

Literally: the troops are defeated like a mountain being toppled

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

兵敗如山倒

  1. to be soundly defeated
  2. to suffer a major setback