一人之下,萬人之上

ChineseEdit

 
one; 1; single; a; (before verbs) as soon as, once; (before a noun) entire (family, etc.)
man; person; people 's; him/her/it; this
 
under; second; next; lower; below; underneath; down(wards); to decline; to go down; latter
ten thousand; a great number; Wan (surname) man; person; people 's; him/her/it; this
 
up; on; on top; upon; first; previous or last; upper; higher; above; previous; to climb; to go into; to go up
trad. (一人之下,萬人之上)
simp. (一人之下,万人之上)
Literally: “below one person, above 10,000 people”.

PronunciationEdit


IdiomEdit

一人之下,萬人之上

  1. to occupy a lofty position, second only to the emperor