樹倒猢猻散

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Chinese[edit]

tree
 
upset; turn over; to tip; to pour; to go home; to the contrary; inverted; to fall; to collapse; to topple; to change; to fail; bankrupt
monkey; macaque
 
adjourn; scatter; leisurely; loosen; powdered medicine; to scatter; to come loose
trad. (樹倒猢猻散) 猢猻
simp. (树倒猢狲散) 猢狲

Etymology[edit]

Literally: When a tree falls, the monkeys scatter.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proverb[edit]

樹倒猢猻散

  1. When a leader loses power, his followers become disorganized.