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割鸡焉用牛刀 (割雞焉用牛刀)

gē jī yān yòng niú dāo


  1. (lit.) why use a pole-ax to slaughter a chicken? (idiom)
  2. (fig.) to waste effort on a trifling matter
  3. also written 杀鸡焉用牛刀

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