Literal meaning: in a herd, if one horse gets sick, the whole group stops eating.
Figurative meaning: solidarity and compassion are highlighted. For a group to be solid, each and every member must act as a ring in the whole chain, consolidating bond and solidarity.
In a sport competition at ABC school
Hà: I’m sorry; my twisted ankle sunk our class’ chance in the relay race.
Tuấn: It’s OK, no one gets left behind. We could not abandon you. We will try harder next year.
The whole class: True that. There’s always next year. Don’t worry.
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