牛 niú ox; cow; bull Note Pictogram of an ox, originally with two horns now with only the left hand one
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对牛弹琴 duì niú tán qín
To address an inappropriate and unappreciative audience
九牛二虎之力 jiǔ niú èr hǔ zhī lì
九牛一毛 jiǔ niú yī maó
An insignificant amount. A trivial matter.
牛鼎烹鸡 niú dǐng pēng jī
Inappropriate scale for action. A minor event does not require such large preparation
未 雨 绸缪
not yet rain silk repair
Before rain repair cloth. Make preparations ahead of time
Plan ahead, be prepared
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure
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