前車之鑒

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Chinese[edit]

 
front, forepart; in front; past
front, forepart; in front; past; former; previous; last; before; preceding; earlier; ago; future; time ahead; first; top; battlefront; to move forward
 
vehicle on land; car; machine
vehicle on land; car; machine; to shape with a lathe
's; him/her/it; this
 
example; mirror; to view
example; mirror; to view; reflection; to reflect; to inspect; to warn; (ancient bronze mirror)
trad. (前車之鑒/前車之鑑) /
simp. (前车之鉴)
Literally: “the warning taken from the overturned cart ahead”.

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前車之鑒

  1. previous experience of failure that serves as a lesson for oneself or others

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