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打草驚蛇

See also: 打草惊蛇

ChineseEdit

 
beat; strike; break; mix up; build; fight; fetch; make; tie up; issue; shoot; calculate; since; from; dozen
 
grass; straw; draft (of a document); careless; rough; manuscript; hasty
 
to startle; to be frightened; to be scared; alarm
snake; serpent
trad. (打草驚蛇)
simp. (打草惊蛇)
Literally: “to beat the grass and startle the snake”.
 
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打草驚蛇

  1. to give away your position through rash actions; to alert someone of your presence unwittingly