"Subordinates" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 shǒu xià under one's control or administration / subordinates / (money etc) on hand / sb's financial means / to take action
 huī xià troops / subordinates / (honorific appellation for a general)
 xùn huà to admonish subordinates
 jiù bù one's former subordinates
 bù chǐ xià wèn not feel ashamed to ask and learn from one's subordinates
 shàng xíng xià xiào subordinates follow the example of their superiors (idiom)
 lóu subordinates in gang of bandits
 shàng liáng bù zhèng xià liáng wāi lit. If the upper beam is not straight, the lower beam will be crooked (idiom) / fig. subordinates imitate their superiors' vices
 bù kuì xià xué not ashamed to learn from subordinates (idiom)
 wěi dà bù diào large tail obstructs action (idiom) / bottom heavy / fig. rendered ineffective by subordinates
 lín wèn to go personally to consult subordinates (of a high official)
 mán shàng qī xià to deceive one's superiors and bully one's subordinates (idiom)
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