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When Marco Polo came back from China in 1292 he dictated his recollections of 17 years in China while in prison. The descriptions of all the rich, lavish and huge things he said he saw in China led to him being given him the nickname of 'il Milione' or 'the Braggart'. Read More
Qiān lǐ zhī dī, kuì yú yǐ xué [qian li zhi di, kui yu yi xue]
thousand mile's dyke, river goto ant hole
An ant may destroy an entire dam
Take full attention to detail to avoid catastrophe
Spoil the ship for a ha'pworth of tar
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