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common snipe oysters; mussels to conflict; to contend; to fight each other
trad. (鷸蚌相爭) 相爭
simp. (鹬蚌相争) 相争
Literally: “sandpiper and clam fight each other”.

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鷸蚌相爭

  1. neighbors who can't agree lose out to a third party

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