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See also: 覆水难收
- to cover; to overflow; to reply to a letterto cover; to overflow; to reply to a letter; to overturn; to capsize
water; riverdisaster; distress; to scolddisaster; distress; to scold; difficult (to...); problem; difficulty; difficult; not goodto receive; to accept; to collectto receive; to accept; to collect; in care of (used on address line after name) trad. (覆水難收) 覆 水 難 收 simp. (覆水难收) 覆 水 难 收 Literally: “It is difficult to retrieve water after (its container) has been knocked over”.
From the Book of the Later Han.