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object lesson

noun [C] uk   approving us  
an action or story that teaches you how or how not to act, or that clearly shows the facts of a situation, usually a bad one: The disaster was an object lesson in how not to run a ship.
Translations of “object lesson”
in Chinese (Traditional) 借鑒, 經驗教訓…
in Chinese (Simplified) 借鉴, 经验教训…
(Definition of object lesson from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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