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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If anyone thinks that they can come to God on their own terms, you need to stop that immediately.
That comment was somewhat typical of Marchionne' s flair, something he has become renowned for despite his early life as an accountant.
Most analysts say Washington and Beijing are painfully aware of the risks and would step back from the brink before any dispute threatened the global economy.
Even genetic variation within the same species has been shown to affect how well ecosystems pull up their socks and repair themselves.
We believe that if you can' t stem the bleeding, you risk losing up to 4% of your market share within the next six to 12 months.