殺雞給猴看

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See also: 杀鸡给猴看

Chinese[edit]

to kill; to murder; to slaughter fowl; chicken
 
to supply; provide; to; for; for the benefit of; to give; to allow; to do sth (for sb); (passive particle)
monkey
 
to see; to look at; to look after; to take care of; to watch; to guard; it depends; think
trad. (殺雞給猴看)
simp. (杀鸡给猴看)

Etymology[edit]

Literally: kill a chicken in front of a monkey

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

殺雞給猴看

  1. to make an example out of someone to frighten others