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Meaning of 悬崖勒马

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xuán (Trad.: 懸崖勒馬)
lit. to rein in the horse at the edge of the precipice (idiom); fig. to act in the nick of time
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Example Sentences
1
We need consumers who will hold their feet to the fire.
2
You have been foolish to offend him, and you must row back sharpish.
3
And it is not clear that China can rein in its own economic juggernaut.
4
The criminals should stop on the precipice, retract from the wrong path and not go any further.
5
If anyone thinks that they can come to God on their own terms, you need to stop that immediately.