Literally: (The sounds of) broad swords, and wide axes (as when an army sweeps through in battle)
大刀闊斧 (traditional, Pinyin dàdāo kuò fǔ, simplified 大刀阔斧)
- To handle something with daring and resolve; to be bold and decisive when handling an issue; drastic
- 2001: yangtse.com staff, 南京市大刀阔斧“放权” (Nanjing to implements broad "empowering" measures)
- The city of Nanjing will carry out drastic and comprehensive reforms to its administrative vetting and approval system; a system which has lasted for several decades.
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