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Daily Figurative Slangs (38)
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每日惯用语 (38)
蒙在鼓里    be kept in the dark

【注音】mēng zài gǔ lǐ
【解释】对发生的与自己有关的事情一点儿也不知道。
The person concerned is totally unaware of what is going on.
【例子】
例:这件事除了徐秘书,别人都还蒙在鼓里呢。
Ex.:This matter was kept a secret from everyone except the secretary Xu.
拿手戏    the play that an actor does best
【注音】ná shǒu xì
【解释】某人最擅长的技术、能力。
Used figuratively to mean one's specialty or forte.
【例子】
例:一边打电话一边用电脑工作是小曹的拿手戏。
Ex.:Making phone calls while working on computer at the same time is Xiaocao's specialty.
 

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