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Daily Figurative Slangs (75)

Chinese slangs

Suffer a great deal.

【发音】chī kǔ tóu

            To taste bitterness; figuratively: to go through hard times.

           If you don't work hard now, you'll suffer for it later.

           He looked very pale and seemed to have suffered a great deal.

Daily Figurative Slangs (74)

Chinese slangs

Keep up appearances.

【发音】chēng chǎng miàn

            Maintain an outward show of prosperity.

           He put those hardbacks on the shelves just for show; he never read them.

           In order to keep up appearances, they borrowed a lot of money to give a big wedding party.

Daily Figurative Slangs (73)

Chinese slangs

Keep control of oneself.

【发音】chén zhù qì

             Keep calm in mind or be steady in abnormal situation.

           He almost lost control of himself when he saw the size of the bill.

           Don't lose your head! Keep calm!

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Stir-fry leftover rice.

【发音】chǎo lěng fàn

            Say or do the same old thing; dish up the same old stuff.

           We discussed some incidents that had happened long ago. It was really flogging a dead horse.

           His second book is just a rehash of his first.

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It is better to suffer short-term pain so that one will not have to suffer long-term pain.

【发音】cháng tòng bù rú duǎn tòng

            Suffering the acute pain for a short time is better than a mild pain for a long time.
            This phrase suggests handling affairs in a decisive manner.

           Better a finger off as aye wagging.

【例2】长痛不如短痛, 还是早点动手术吧。
           To avoid long sufferings, you’d better have the operation as soon as possible.

Daily Figurative Slangs (70)

Chinese slangs

Be very popular.

【发音】chī xiāng

            Be welcome by a great amount of people everywhere.

           Now, in China, teachers of English are in good demand and have the best of it.

           The minister was in high favor at court at that time.

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