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size / dimension / measurement
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a unit of length / inch / thumb
inch (unit of length equal to 2.54 cm.)
square cun (Chinese unit of area: 1 cun × 1 cun, or 3⅓ cm × 3⅓ cm) / heart / mind
propriety / appropriate behavior / proper speech or action / within the norms
money market
(male hair style) crew cut / butch cut
unable to move a single step (idiom) / to be in an (extremely) difficult situation
lit. An interval of time is worth an ounce of gold. (idiom) / fig. free time is to be treasured
lit. win an inch, want a foot (idiom); fig. not satisfied with small gains / give him an inch, and he'll want a mile
lit. not even a blade of grass grows (idiom) / fig. barren
An ounce of gold can't buy you an interval of time (idiom); Money can't buy you time. / Time is precious.
lit. not an inch of steel (idiom); unarmed and defenseless
lit. An interval of time is worth an ounce of gold, money cannot buy you time. (idiom) / fig. Time is precious and must be treasured.
to follow sb closely (idiom) / to keep close to
land is extremely expensive (in that area) (idiom)
to take sb's measurements
location on wrist over the radial artery where pulse is taken in TCM
lit. for some things a foot may be too short, and for the other an inch will suffice (proverb) / fig. everyone has their strong and weak points / everything has its advantages and disadvantages
to have a silver tongue / to have the gift of the gab
inappropriate / bad-mannered
(idiom) not to yield an inch
a very brief period of time (lit. the time it takes for a shadow to move an inch)
(idiom) to become agitated / to get worked up
pulse taken at the wrist (TCM)
oversize (baggage, cargo etc)
cun (Chinese unit of length equal to ⅓ decimeter)
lit. to feel as if one's intestines have been cut short / broken-hearted (idiom)
(idiom) confused / troubled / bewildered
pulse taken at the wrist (TCM)
to cherish every moment / to make good use of one's time
(of a gift) to be a small token of one's feelings
lit. liver and guts cut to pieces (idiom) / fig. grief-stricken

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