Refrain from shooting at the rat for fear of breaking the vases 投鼠忌器

January 22, 2020

Beware of the vase when throwing stones at the rat

 

 

  

 

     

Pinyin:  tóu shǔ jì qì

 

Exp:

- to hold back from taking action against an evildoer for fear of harming good people

- spare the rat to save the dishes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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