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Post time 2009-9-4 20:29:29 |Display all floors
When a person falls from power,his hangers-on disperse.

A dictionary tells, it shall be above

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Post time 2009-9-4 20:33:15 |Display all floors

but it looks not very smooth in this translation

any other good translation?

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Post time 2009-9-10 17:20:30 |Display all floors

members run away when the family or situation falls

when the tree falls the monkeys scatter
rats leave a sinking ship

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Post time 2009-9-11 00:18:18 |Display all floors
Originally posted by oncle hugo at 2009-9-10 17:20
when the tree falls the monkeys scatter
rats leave a sinking ship


thanks

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Post time 2009-11-5 16:00:10 |Display all floors
they won't help you when you are down.
Jackey is speaking here...

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Post time 2009-11-10 23:17:12 |Display all floors
I agree with level 2. You can find the version in the novel 'the Story of the Stone'.

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Post time 2009-11-25 15:50:36 |Display all floors
Rats desert a sinking ship.

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