成者為王,敗者為寇

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finish; complete; accomplish
finish; complete; accomplish; become; turn into; win; succeed; one tenth
‑ist, ‑er (person); person (who does sth) to be; to become king be defeated; to defeat; loss ‑ist, ‑er (person); person (who does sth) to be; to become bandit
trad. (成者為王,敗者為寇)
simp. (成者为王,败者为寇)
Literally: “The victor becomes king, the defeated an outlaw.”

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成者為王,敗者為寇

  1. Legitimacy belongs to the victor; The winner is right while the loser is wrong; Used to mean a person is judged solely on whether they succeeded or failed

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