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)
simp. (杀鸡儆猴)
variant forms 殺雞警猴杀鸡警猴
殺雞驚猴杀鸡惊猴
Literally: “kill [the] chicken [to] warn [the] monkey”.

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殺雞儆猴

  1. to 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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