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Meaning of 杀鸡取卵

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shā luǎn (Trad.: 殺雞取卵)
lit. to kill the chicken to get the eggs (idiom); fig. to kill the goose that lays the golden eggs
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Synonym: 竭泽而渔
Antonyms: 高瞻远瞩
Example Sentences
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Don't kill the goose that lays the golden eggs.
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That will be killing the goose that lays the golden egg.
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Emmy, you don't want to take the eggs out of that nest.
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Greek fable teaches us, "Kill not the goose that lays the golden egg."
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A good shepherd must fleece his sheep but not flay them.