斬草除根

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Chinese[edit]

behead; chop
 
grass; straw; draft (of a document); careless; rough; manuscript; hasty
to root out; to remove by the roots
trad. (斬草除根) 除根
simp. (斩草除根) 除根

Etymology[edit]

Literally: to cut the weeds, and take out the roots

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

斬草除根

  1. to root out; to nip in the bud; to eliminate completely