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                亡羊補牢(wáng yáng bǔ láo )
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                A man who raised sheep once noticed there was a hole in the walls of his sheepfold. But he neglected to repair it. A few days later, several sheep were missing. His friend advised him: "It is not too late to mend the sheepfold."

                "Wang Yang Bu Lao" or "Mending the sheepfold after the sheep have been stolen" advises us that even though we have suffer a loss, it is never too late to take steps to prevent further losses.
                 

                 

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                玩火自焚 (wán huǒ zì fén)
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                altDuring the Spring and Autumn Period (春秋 chūn qiū,770-476 BC), Zhou Xu (zhōu xū 州吁), the prince of the State of Wei (wèi guó 衛國) murdered his brother cruelly, himself then became the new emperor.

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                望梅止渴 (wàng méi zhǐ kě)
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                altCao Cao (cáo cāo?曹操) in the history of China, known for clever treacherous outstanding figures. One hot day, he marched out his troops under a burning sun in a mountainous area. And he lost the way. The journey was long and the sun was scorching. After their fruitless and tiresome march, all voiced their great dissatisfaction with the leadership of cao cao. They bitterly complained of their great thirst.

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                萬事俱備,只欠東風 (wàn shì jù bèi,zhǐ qiàn dōng fēng)
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                altChina has been divided into three kingdoms (sān guó 三國時代,220-280AD) historically: Wei in the north, Shu in the southwest and Wu in the southeast.Once Cao Cao from Wei led a 200,000 strong army down to the south to wipe out the kingdoms of Wu and Shu.

                Therefore, Wu and Shu united to defend his attack. Cao ordered his men to link up the boats by iron chains to form a bridge for the Cao's passing from the north bank of Yangtze River to the south bank. The General Commander of the allied army was Zhou Yu. He analyzed the situation carefully. Then he got a good idea. He decided to attack the enemy with fire. So he began to prepare for the coming battle. Suddenly he thought of the direction of wind.

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                為虎作倀 (wèi hǔ zuò chāng)
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                An ancient legend has it that a tiger ate a man, and the man's soul could not be freed until it found another man for the tiger to eat. This idiom means to do evil things in the service of the wicked.

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                危如累卵 (wēi rú lěi luǎn)
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                altDuring the Spring and Autumn Period (chūn qiū 春秋時期,770-476 BC), Duke Ling of the Kingdom of Chin ordered a nine-level platfrom built for himself, and issued an order prohibiting people from dissuading him. When the minister Shiun Shi heard about this, he immediately went to see the duke with a petition, Surrounding Shiun Shi were men armed with bows and arrow, ready to shoot should be mention the platfrom. But Shiun Shi simply said to the duke, "I've come today to demonstrate a little skill of mine; I can pile nine duck eggs on top of a stack of twelve chessmen."

                Feeling that this would be very interesting indeed, Duke Ling ordered the armed men to retreat.

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