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胸有成竹 【xiōng yǒu chéng zhú】

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There was a famous artist in Song Dynasty called Wen Yuke, who was a master at painting bamboo. He has planted many bamboos in his yard and observes their shapes and changes constantly; thereby, he will have a vivid picture of bamboo in mind every time before painting it.


[Annotation]: Ready-made or made beforehand.

[Definition] When (someone) is well-prepared before doing something.


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