Give a thief enough rope and he will hang himself. 欲擒先縱。

Give a thief enough rope and he will hang himself. 

欲擒先縱。

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解  釋 Explanation

欲:想要;擒:捕捉;縱:放開。故意先放開他,使他放松戒備,充分暴露,然後再把他捉住

英文解釋 If you give someone that you suspect of bad behavior the freedom to behave badly, eventually he or she will be caught and punished.
英文造句 Jill: I think Matilda’s been stealing things out of my desk. Should I tell the boss?

Jane: No; give her enough rope and she’ll hang herself. One of these days she’ll steal something important, the boss will find out for himself, and he’ll fire her.

Author: POKUYO

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