大展鴻圖 (dà zhǎn hóng tú), literally big (大) expand (展) great (鴻) plan (圖), means to fully develop and achieve great and ambitious plans.
鴻 (hóng) consists of a large river (江, jiāng) and a bird (鳥, niǎo), meaning a wild goose. Picture a big bird cruising on the Yangtze River. The derived meaning is great or big.
圖 (tú) is a drawing, sketch, map, plan, or an intention.
Having a big (鴻) plan (圖) in mind is having the ambition to expand one’s territory.
The big bird’s intention is to soar high. There is a story about a sparrow asking why the big bird wants to fly high. It reminds me of the story of Jonathan Livingston Seagull wanting to rise to the next level.
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