揚湯止沸,不如去薪

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Chinese[edit]

to implement a temporary solution in order to avert a crisis it would be better to, let's to go; to leave; to remove fuel; salary
trad. (揚湯止沸,不如去薪) 揚湯止沸 不如
simp. (扬汤止沸,不如去薪) 扬汤止沸 不如

Etymology[edit]

Literally: Lifting the soup to stop it from boiling is less effective than taking away the firewood.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proverb[edit]

揚湯止沸,不如去薪

  1. It is better to solve the root problem, rather than treating the symptoms.

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