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贼去关门
Simplified 贼去关门
Traditional 賊去關門
Pin Yin
zei2 qu4 guan1 men2
English
  • lock the stable door after the horse is stolen
Examples:
1. 失马锁厩,为时已晚;贼去关门,为时已迟。
It is too late to shut the stalbe door when the steed is stolen.
2. 贼去关门;亡羊补牢。
Shut the barn after the horse is stolen.
3. 这个珠宝商一年内被偷窃两次后才决定安装特别的保险装置,这是一个贼去关门的事例。
The jeweller had been burgled twice in a year before he decided to install extra security devices, but it was a case of locking the stable door after the horse has bolted.
4. 亡羊补牢,贼去关门
To shut the stable door when the steed is stolen.