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亡羊补牢
Simplified 亡羊补牢
Traditional 亡羊補牢
Pin Yin
wang2 yang2 bu3 lao2
English
  • lit. to mend the pen after the sheep are lost (成语 saw); fig. to take action too late
  • to lock the stable door after the horse has bolted
Examples:
1. 亡羊补牢,犹未为晚。
It is not too late to mend the fold even after some of the sheep have been lost.
2. 亡羊补牢为时已晚。
It is too late to lock the stable door after the horse has gone.
3. 也可以说这是亡羊补牢
It's on exercise in stable-door shutting.
4. 亡羊补牢,贼去关门。
To shut the stable door when the steed is stolen.
5. 我们应该避免亡羊补牢
We should avoid locking the stable door after the horse has bolted/has been stolen.
6. 亡羊补牢,犹为未晚。
When the calf is stolen, the farmer mends the stall .