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surname; plum
 
substitute; replace; generation; dynasty; geological era; era; age; period
peach rigid; deadlock; stiff (corpse)
simp. and trad.
(李代桃僵)
Literally: “the plum tree withers in place of the peach tree”.

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IdiomEdit

李代桃僵

  1. to substitute one for another
  2. to carry the can for someone; to take punishment in place of someone