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好鋼用在刀刃上

ChineseEdit

good; well; be fond of steel to use
 
(located) at; in; exist; (before verbs) immediately involved in; right in the middle of doing
knife blade
 
on; up; on top; upon; first (of two parts); previous or last (week, etc.); upper; higher; above; previous; to climb; to go into; above; to go up
trad. (好鋼用在刀刃上) 刀刃
simp. (好钢用在刀刃上) 刀刃

EtymologyEdit

  • Literally, "To use the good steel on the knife's edge."

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

好鋼用在刀刃上

  1. (idiomatic) to use the best resources in the most important areas
    重建必須好鋼用在刀刃上
    zāi hòu chóngjiàn bìxū hǎo gāng yòng zài dāorèn shàng
    When rebuilding after a disaster, one must put the resources where they count.