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先斩后奏
Simplified 先斩后奏
Traditional 先斬後奏
Pin Yin
xian1 zhan3 hou4 zou4
English
  • act first and report afterwards
Examples:
1. 有些则造成既成事实再告诉它,例如发展二十余万军队,这叫做先斩后奏
There are other things which the Kuomintang can be told after they have become accomplished facts, such as the expansion of our forces to over 200,000 men -- this is to act first and report afterwards.
2. 这个事非我自己办不可,我就挑上了你,咱们是先斩后奏
This is something I have to fix myself. I've picked you and we've done what we've done without asking his opinion.
3. 这是先斩后奏
This is to act first and report afterwards.