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object lessonnoun [C]

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an ​action or ​story that ​teaches you how or how not to ​act, or that ​clearlyshows the ​facts of a ​situation, usually a ​bad one: The ​disaster was an ​objectlesson in how not to ​run a ​ship.
(Definition of object lesson from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “object lesson”
in Chinese (Simplified) 借鉴, 经验教训…
in Chinese (Traditional) 借鑒, 經驗教訓…
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