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gōng kuī yí kuì
idiom. fail to build a mound for want of one final basket of earth -- fall short of success for lack of a final effort

Simplified Chinese

Traditional Chinese

Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
wéi shān jiǔ rèn , gōng kuī yí kuì
idiom. The lack of one basketful of earth spoils the entire effort to build a nine-Ren mountain. (Ren is an ancient measure of length)