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一言九鼎

ChineseEdit

 
one; 1; single; a; (before verbs) as soon as, once; (before a noun) entire (family, etc.)
 
to speak; to say; talk; word
nine; 9 tripod
simp. and trad.
(一言九鼎)

EtymologyEdit

Literally: one word has the weight of nine bronze Ding (]) vessels

PronunciationEdit

IdiomEdit

一言九鼎

  1. a solemn promise or pledge