John Sir’s Daily Lesson #88(约翰老师的每日一课:第88课)

Lesson #88:

(27 November 2018)

“Take not a musket to kill a butterfly.”

(English) Meaning:

  1. Don’t take extreme measures to get rid of something quite trivial.
  2. Reference of ‘Take not a musket to kill a butterfly’ can be made to an unknown poet who wrote: ‘Don’t make tragedies of trifles, Don’t shoot butterflies with rifles – Laugh it off!’



bié qiāng



语音:英语(John Hung)/普通话(彭比惠




Other Learning:

  1. Burn not your house to fright the mouse away.
  2. Don’t make a mountain of a molehill.





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