Kill a chicken in front of a monkey – 杀鸡给猴看


杀鸡给
[殺雞給]
shā jī gěi hóu kàn
to kill a chicken in front of a monkey


Thanks again to Raymond (Wordsummit) for the suggesting this one.


Variants:

杀鸡儆 [殺雞] / shā jī jǐng hóu
杀鸡 [殺雞嚇] / shā jī xià hóu
杀鸡警 [殺雞] / shā jī jǐng hóu


Idioms Index Idioms Links


I put together some links for this one, to see how long it takes. Bit too much to do it for each idiom, unfortunately, even as cursorily as I did here. Maybe I’ll add just one or two links for each one to serve as a reminder that there exists lots more information.

Links:

en.wiktionary
chinese-tools.com: chengyu dictionary
Bright Hub Education: Ten Chinese Idioms to learn
teachmechinese: Chinese idioms involving goats and monkey
studychineseinchina
International Language Centre (Hong Kong)
youtube search

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