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put sb to the sword

literary
to kill someone: Thousands of innocents were put to the sword.
(Definition of put sb to the sword from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “put sb to the sword”
in Chinese (Simplified) 杀死(某人)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 殺死(某人)…
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