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杀一儆百
Simplified 杀一儆百
Traditional 殺一儆百
Pin Yin
sha1 yi1 jing3 bai3
English
  • lit. kill one to warn a hundred (成语 saw); to punish an individual as an example to others
  • pour encourager les autres
Examples:
1. 必须杀一儆百
An example must be made.
2. 总之,西绪福斯受到了起杀一儆百作用的惩罚。
At any rate, Sisyphus was given an exemplary punishment.
3. 杀一儆百。杀一些可以挽救一大批干部。
Help save many cadres. As the saying goes, execute one as a warning to a hundred.
4. 对他的惩罚有希望能起到杀一儆百的作用。
Hopefully his punishment will act as a deterrent to others.
5. 杀一儆百是减少犯罪行为的必要手段。
Kill a man to warn a hundred is a necessary way to reduce crimes.
6. 有时,为了叫其它工人使出最大劲来干活,他会杀一儆百地辞退一个手脚慢的工人。
Occasionally, just to keep the others up to concert pitch, he used to sack one of the men for being too slow.
7. (陈云同志:杀一儆百。杀一些可以挽救一大批干部。)
[At this point Comrade Chen Yun remarked: As the saying goes, execute one as a warning to a hundred. "Executing some of them can help save many cadres."]