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be dispatched to work in the countryside or in the mountain area.

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you had better

you had better add more background

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standard translation!

settle down in countryside

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Some time-honored funny words in those heinous days!

横扫一切牛鬼蛇神:Sweep away all Ox Demons and Venomous Spirits.
学生被批斗戴的纸帽: dunce cap
造反有理:To rebel is justified.
二月逆流: February Mutiny
讲伟大的无产阶级文化大革命进行到底:Wage the Great Proletarian Cultrual Revolution to the End.
走资派:capitalist roader
坦白从宽,抗拒从严: Leniency to those who confess; strictness to those who refuse.
打倒XXX:Down with XXX.
文攻武卫:attack peaceably, defend by force.
里通外国:in touch with foreign countries
反党分子:anti-Party elements
政治挂帅:putting politics in command
围剿:encirclement and annihilation
保卫干事:a security functionary
批林批孔:Criticize Lin and Confucius.
(毛对身旁的邓小平说:“你呢,大家有点怕你,我送你两句话:)柔中有刚,绵里藏针。外面和气点嘛,里面是钢铁公司。:Be soft on the outside and steel within.  Hide a needle inside your cotton wool. Have an affable exterior, and a steel mill interior.
树欲静而风不止:though the tree wants quiet, the wind won't let it be.
(周恩来说)我不下地狱谁下?:If I won't go through hell, who will?
全面拨乱反正:all-out rectification
臭老九:stinking old ninth
天怒人怨: Heaven angered, the people enraged.
按既定方针办:keep to the old formula.
你办事,我放心:With you in charge, I feel at ease.
彻底粉碎四人帮:Throughly smash the Gang of Four.

Note: all the English version above are excerpted from Deng Rong《DENG XIAO PING AND the Cultural Revolution》外文出版社2002, translated by Sidney Shapiro

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