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drink a mythical bird; poisonous; to poison to quench one's thirst
trad. (飲鴆止渴) 止渴
simp. (饮鸩止渴) 止渴
Literally: “to drink poisonous liquor to quench thirst”.

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飲鴆止渴

  1. to do something harmful in order to seek temporary relief