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Simplfied Chinese
兵马未动,粮草先行
Traditional Chinese
兵馬未動,糧草先行
Mandarin pinyin pronunciation
bīng mǎ wèi dòng liáng cǎo xiān xíng
Cantonese jyutpin pronunciation
bing1 ma5 mei6 dung6 , leung4 chou2 sin1 hang4
Short definition an army marches on its stomach
Usage frequency Very infrequent
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All available English definitions before the troops move, fodder and provisions go first (idiom)MDBG iconCantofish icon / an army marches on its stomachMDBG iconCantofish icon / logistics comes before military maneuvers MDBG icon/
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Copyleft icon Cantofish icon Cantofish: before the troops move, fodder and provisions go first (idiom); logistics comes before military maneuvres; an army marches on its stomach
Copyleft icon MDBG icon MDBG: before the troops move, fodder and provisions go first (idiom); logistics comes before military maneuvers; an army marches on its stomach
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