Dictionary content from CC-CEDICT De keizer is ver weg - boek met wilde avonturen in China

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lit. to try to steal a chicken only to end up losing the rice used to lure it (idiom) / fig. to try to gain an advantage only to end up worse off / to go for wool and come back shorn

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