Construction Grammar regards some modern Chinese sentences, such as "A pot of rice eat ten people", as related to a cognitive construction, called Double-Numeral-Classifier Construction. The sentences in the construction are its instantiations and elaborations. The construction takes on the form of NP, + V + NPz and its constructional meaning denotes ' supply-and-demand balance in quantity , i. e. the supply denoted by NP, is equal to, or greater than, the demand denoted by NPz, hence the demand satisfied and balance achieved. The activation and representation of partial constructional meaning necessitate metonymy or metaphor in individual cases, whereas the general construal of the construction is related to the conceptual container metaphor. The construction imposes constraint or coercion on entities that enter it. The constructional meaning overrides the original meaning of verbs, in such a way that semantically incompatible verbs are denied access to it and other verbs are shown some tolerance and offered a compromise. The formation and use of the construction can be explained with the Usage-based Model. The present study also sheds light on the two topics heatedly discussed in Chinese linguistics circles: subject- object reversibility and agent as object.