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坚壁清野
Simplified 坚壁清野
Traditional 堅壁清野
Pin Yin
jian1 bi4 qing1 ye3
English
  • to fortify defenses and raze the fields (成语 saw); to leave nothing for the invader
  • scorched earth policy
Examples:
1. 在反对敌人的工作中,地方戒严和可能程度的坚壁清野两事是重要的。
In fighting the enemy, it is important both to enforce local martial law and, as far as possible, to "strengthen our defence works and clear the fields".
2. 显然是女儿对姨太太取了攻势后就自己退去——所谓“坚壁清野”,因而姨太太只好拿小大姐六宝来泄怒了。
It looked as though his daughter had made a lightning attack and retired immediately from the battlefield, leaving her enemy to vent her rage on the maid.