殺雞儆猴

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See also: 杀鸡儆猴

Chinese[edit]

to kill; to murder; to slaughter fowl; chicken warn; admonish monkey
trad. (殺雞儆猴/殺雞警猴) /
simp. (杀鸡儆猴/杀鸡警猴) /
Literally: “kill chicken, warn monkey”.

Etymology[edit]

Literally: kill chicken, warn monkey

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

殺雞儆猴

  1. Kill the chicken to warn the monkey; make a public demonstration of punishing a wrongdoer in order to deter innocents who might mimic the example of the wrongdoer.

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