劣幣驅逐良幣

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Chinese[edit]

inferior money; coins; currency to expel, to banish, to deport good; very; very much money; coins; currency
trad. (劣幣驅逐良幣) 驅逐
simp. (劣币驱逐良币) 驱逐

Etymology[edit]

Literally: “Bad money drives out good.” / “The bad coins drive out the good coins.”

Possibly a calque of bad money drives out good.

Pronunciation[edit]

  1. Mediocre talent will drive away people of real talent.
  2. bad money drives out good (Gresham's law)

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