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cautionary tale

noun [C] uk   us  
a story that gives a warning: Her story is a cautionary tale for women travelling alone.
Translations of “cautionary tale”
in Chinese (Traditional) 警世故事, 具警示性的事件…
in Chinese (Simplified) 警世故事, 具警示性的事件…
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