- A group from several universities formed a rebellion to protest against increased taxation, but the rebellion was nipped in the bud.
- If you have a bad desire growing in your heart, you should nip it in the bud before you act on it.
萌芽 防患未然 發芽
防微杜漸 杜漸防微 消滅於萌芽狀態
nip in the bud
nip in the bud 是英文諺語，意思完全符合「防微杜漸」，指在某件事情處於萌芽狀態時就將它消滅。