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Daily Figurative Slangs (74)
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Chinese slangs

撑场面
Keep up appearances.

【发音】chēng chǎng miàn

【释义】维持外表上的排场和规模。
            Maintain an outward show of prosperity.

【例1】他书架上那些精装书不过是为了撑场面,从来没看过。
           He put those hardbacks on the shelves just for show; he never read them.

【例2】他们为了撑场面,借了很多钱大摆喜筵。
           In order to keep up appearances, they borrowed a lot of money to give a big wedding party.

 

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