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Literally: Bitten by a snake on one morning, afraid of the rope by the well for ten years.
一朝被蛇咬，十年怕草繩 (traditional, Pinyin yī zhāo bèi shé yǎo, shí nián pà cǎo shéng, simplified 一朝被蛇咬，十年怕草绳)
- Once bitten, twice shy.