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Daily Figurative Slangs (69)

Chinese slangs

A thankless task; do a hard but thankless job.

【发音】chī lì bù tǎo hǎo

            Work hard but get little result.

           Grading papers is a thankless task.

【例2】 要是你想帮助他这个人,那将是吃力不讨好。
             If you try to help him, you will be a fool for your pains.

Daily Figurative Slangs (68)

Chinese slangs

Can’t bear.

【发音】chī bù xiāo

            Be unable to stand (exertion, fatigue, etc.)

           A full-time job may be too much for her.

           The pain is more than I can stand.

Daily Figurative Slangs (67)

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Get more than one bargained for.

【发音】chī bù liǎo dōu zhe zǒu

            This phrase means that one would land himself in serious trouble if he enrages someone else.

           If you let this leak out, I'll make you sorry for it!

           Since he has made such a big trouble, he will certainly bear all the consequence.

Daily Figurative Slangs (66)

Chinese slangs

Stage a rival show.

【发音】chàng duì tái xì

            In the past, in order to gain a good position in business, two drama companies would put on the same play in the same time. Now this phrase has the meaning that one acts like the opposite side to combat or break it down.

【例1】 他们和我们唱对台戏。
            They challenge us with opposing views.

【例2】 吉姆准备参加竞选总统,埃里克也参加,这两个好友现在唱起了对台戏。
             James is running for presidency, so is Eric. Now these two good friends have entered in rivalry.

Daily Figurative Slangs (65)

Chinese slangs

Not buy it.

【发音】bù mǎi zhàng

            Be unwilling to accept someone’s authority or advantage; not go for it.

           The masses won’t go for bureaucracy.

           Though the house price has fallen down, customers still won’t go for it.

Daily Figurative Slangs (64)


Chinese Slangs


【发音】bù xiàng huà

【释义】1. 言语行动不合常理。
                Words and deeds are repugnant to common sense. 
            2. (某种不好的情况)过分。
                 It is a shame to excessively do something bad.

           It would be unreasonable for you to pay out of your own pockets.

           What a shame to deceive the girl!

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