Last modified on 10 July 2014, at 05:38

只许州官放火,不许百姓点灯

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EtymologyEdit

Literally: to only allow the prefectural official to set fires, but not allow the common citizens to light their lamps

PronunciationEdit

IdiomEdit

只许州官放火,不许百姓点灯

  1. a tyrant boss or leader can do whatever he likes, but the common people are not allowed the slightest bit of freedom