123 Chinese Idioms (成语), 100 from the Singapore Primary School Curriculum List—more soon!

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以身作则

yǐ shēn zuò zé

Literal Meaning 字面意思

Use the self as the model

Definition 定义

To lead by example; influence positively; to demonstrate the correct behavior

Similar English Idioms 相似英文习语

Lead by example; role model

Example 例句

嘿,老爸,如果你要我戒掉滑手机的习惯,就得以身作则,不要再一直看你的手机了! Hey, Dad, if you want me to cut down on my mobile phone use, how about leading by example and stop checking yours constantly?

Similar 相似词

言传身教、身体力行

Opposite 相反词

明知故犯、以身试法
                               

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