Meaning of the Idiom
zhao san mu si（Three in the Morning and Four in the Evening）
In the Spring and Autumn Period, a man in the state of Song raised monkedy. The monkeys could understand what he said.
As the man became poor, he wanted to reduce the monkey’s food. He first suggested that he give them three acorns in the morning and four acorns in the evening. thereupon, the monkeys protested angrily. Then their owner said”How about fourn in the morning and three in the evening?” The monkeys were satisfied with that.
This idiom originally meant to befool others with tricks. Later it is used to mean to keep changing ones’ mind.
zhāo sān mù sì，原指玩弄手法欺骗人。后用来比喻常常变卦，反复无常。
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