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唇亡齿寒 

chún wáng chǐ hán

Literal Meaning 字面意思

If the lips die, the teeth will feel cold

Definition 定义

Describes a symbiotic or interdependent relationship; a relationship of mutual interest

Similar English Idioms 相似英文习语

Share a common fate; bound to each other; interwoven destinies

Example 例句

我们在这场两人三脚大赛中是唇亡齿寒的关系,如果我倒了,你也会一起到!我们一定要好好配合! We're completely dependent on each other in this three-legged race. If I fall, you fall too! We definitely have to work together!

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