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一鸣惊人(yī míng jīng rén)
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altIn the Warring States Period (zhàn guó 战国), Duke Wei of Qi neglected state affairs, for the first three years of his reign, giving himself over to dissipation. One of his minister, Chun Yukun (chún yú kūn)who had a good sense of humor, said to him:”There is a big bird which has neigher taken wing nor sung for three years.” The duke answered, “Once that bird starts to fly and sing, it will astonish the world.” The duke thereupon devoted himself to his duties and built his state up into a powerful one. This idiom is used to indicate that a person may rise from obscurity and achieve greatness.


一鸣惊人 (yī míng jīng rén)
【翻译】Amazing the World with a Single Feat.

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