Last modified on 5 January 2015, at 21:35

殺雞取卵

ChineseEdit

to kill; to murder; to slaughter fowl; chicken
 
to take; to get; to choose; to fetch
ovum
trad. (殺雞取卵)
simp. (杀鸡取卵)

EtymologyEdit

Literally: kill the hen to get the eggs

PronunciationEdit


IdiomEdit

殺雞取卵

  1. to seek short term gain at the sacrifice of long term profit
  2. kill the goose that lays the golden eggs