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Chinese (Traditional) translation of “break ranks”

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break ranks

to publicly show disagreement or criticism of the group that you belong to
與(同一陣營的人)意見不合;與…分道揚鑣
His medical colleagues advised him not to break ranks by talking about the hospital's problems to the newspapers.
他的醫院同事勸他不要公開表示不滿,向報紙談論醫院的問題。
Disloyalty, betrayal and treason
(Definition of break ranks from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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