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Chinese (Simplified) translation of “break ranks”

break ranks

to publicly show disagreement or criticism of the group that you belong to
与(同一阵营的人)意见不合;与…分道扬镳
His medical colleagues advised him not to break ranks by talking about the hospital's problems to the newspapers.
他的医院同事劝他不要公开表示不满,向报纸谈论医院的问题。
Disloyalty, betrayal and treason
(Definition of break ranks from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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