大刀闊斧

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Chinese[edit]

a large broadsword rich; wide; broad hatchet
trad. (大刀闊斧) 大刀
simp. (大刀阔斧) 大刀

Etymology[edit]

Literally: (The sounds of) broad swords, and wide axes (as when an army sweeps through in battle)

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

大刀闊斧

  1. To handle something with daring and resolve; to be bold and decisive when handling an issue; drastic

Related terms[edit]

大馬金刀