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See also: 杀鸡儆猴

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to kill; to murder; to slaughter fowl; chicken warn; admonish monkey
trad. (殺雞儆猴)
simp. (杀鸡儆猴)
variant forms 殺雞警猴杀鸡警猴
Literally: “kill chicken, warn monkey”.

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IdiomEdit

殺雞儆猴

  1. Kill the chicken to warn the monkey; make a public demonstration of punishing a wrongdoer in order to deter innocents who might mimic the example of the wrongdoer.

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