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poisoned chalice

noun [S] uk   us  
something that seems very good when it is first received, but in fact does great harm to the person who receives it: The leadership of the party turned out to be a poisoned chalice.
Translations of “poisoned chalice”
in Chinese (Traditional) 金杯毒酒, 看似誘人實則有害的東西…
in Chinese (Simplified) 金杯毒酒, 看似诱人实则有害的东西…
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