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声东击西 and 借刀杀人 came to mind if you emphasize on the hiding part. Making noise in the east while attacking in the west; Trick someone else to kill your enemy without doing it yourself.


In 36 stratagems, there's one called Openly repair the gallery roads, but sneak through the passage of Chencang (明修棧道,暗渡陳倉/明修栈道,暗渡陈仓, Míng xiū zhàn dào, àn dù chén cāng) Deceive the enemy with an obvious approach that will take a very long time, while surprising him by taking a shortcut and sneak up to him. As the enemy concentrates on the decoy, he will ...


what about "退避三舍", have a look 教育部成語典; of taiwan, in traditional chinese, you can search in english or traditional chinese ^o^

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