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See also: 掎角之势

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ChineseEdit

to divide one's military forces into two separate groups so that one can attack on two different fronts 's; him/her/it; this
 
power; force; tendency; conditions; influence
trad. (掎角之勢) 掎角
simp. (掎角之势) 掎角

EtymologyEdit

Literally: (using the) momentum of (one person) grabbing the legs (of a deer), (while the other person) holds onto the horns (of the deer).

Later on, this phrase was used to describe a situation in which one divides one's military forces into two separate groups so that one can attack on two different fronts.

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IdiomEdit

掎角之勢

  1. to divide one's military forces into two separate groups so that one can attack on two different fronts

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