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tiger / CL: 隻|只
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careless / sloppy / negligent / skimpy
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to wolf down one's food (idiom); to devour ravenously / to gorge oneself
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tiger / CL: 隻|只
(coll.) eye tooth (maxillary canine tooth)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, movie by Ang Lee 李安
lit. hidden dragon, crouching tiger (idiom) / fig. talented individuals in hiding / concealed talent
Yahoo, Internet portal
outstanding people / water and fire (in Daoist writing)
gecko / house lizard
the Bocca Tigris, a narrow strait in the Pearl River Delta, Guangdong / Humen Town 虎門鎮|虎门镇
Huqiu district of Suzhou city 蘇州市|苏州市, Jiangsu
White Tiger (the seven mansions of the west sky) / (slang) hairless female genitalia
slot machine
tiger cub / brave young man
tremendous strength (idiom)
Huqiu district of Suzhou city 蘇州市|苏州市, Jiangsu
valiant general
Flying Tigers, US airmen in China during World War Two / Hong Kong nickname for police special duties unit
Humen Town, also known as Taiping 太平, a town within Dongguan prefecture-level city 東莞市|东莞市, Guangdong
lit. the dragon wars, the tiger battles (idiom); fierce battle between giants
fierce tiger
careless / casual / vague / not so bad / so-so / tolerable / fair
tiger tally (a two-piece object made in the shape of a tiger, used in ancient China as proof of authority. One half of a tally could be issued to a military officer and this would be matched with the other half when verification was required.)
crouching tiger / fig. major figure in hiding / concealed talent
Liu Bei's five great generals in Romance of the Three Kingdoms, namely: Guan Yu 關羽|关羽, Zhang Fei 張飛|张飞, Zhao Yun 趙雲|赵云, Ma Chao 馬超|马超, Huang Zhong 黃忠|黄忠
Amur tiger (Panthera tigris altaica)
to subdue a tiger / fig. to prevail over sinister forces
killer whale (Orcinus orca)
lit. tiger's head, snake's tail (idiom); fig. a strong start but weak finish
Hulin county level city in Jixi 雞西|鸡西, Heilongjiang
lit. like wolves and tigers / ruthless
to play dumb / to slack off (idiom)
to glare like a tiger watching his prey (idiom) / to eye covetously
Year of the Tiger (e.g. 2010)
vigorous / formidable / strong
sit on the mountain and watch the tigers fight / watch in safety whilst others fight then reap the rewards when both sides are exhausted (idiom)
Boston ivy or Japanese creeper (Parthenocissus tricuspidata)
to vanquish dragons and tigers (idiom)
tiger's den / dangerous place / the web between the thumb and forefinger of a hand
South China Tiger
jaguar
Tang Bohu or Tang Yin 唐寅 (1470-1523), Ming painter and poet, one of Four great southern talents of the Ming 江南四大才子
vise / pincer pliers
vise
stumbling block
to turn pale at the mention of a tiger (idiom) / to be scared at the mere mention of
lit. the fox exploits the tiger's might (idiom); fig. to use powerful connections to intimidate people
two tigers fighting (idiom); fierce contest between evenly matched adversaries
lit. drawing a tiger using a cat as a model (idiom); fig. to follow a model and get things more or less right but without capturing the spirit of the subject / uninspired imitation
saber-toothed tiger
tiger bone (used in TCM)
piranha (fish)
lit. lively dragon and animated tiger (idiom) / fig. vigorous and lively
How do you catch the tiger cub without entering the tiger's lair? (idiom); Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
to lure the tiger from its domain in the mountains (idiom) / to lure an enemy away from his territory
Old Barag banner in Hulunbuir 呼倫貝爾|呼伦贝尔, Inner Mongolia
paper tiger
Eldrick "Tiger" Woods (1975-), American golfer
Year 3, year of the Tiger (e.g. 2010)
fight between powerful contenders
back of a tiger and waist of a bear / tough and stocky build
Huwei town in Yunlin county 雲林縣|云林县, Taiwan
budgerigar
lit. dragon soaring and tiger leaping (idiom) / fig. prosperous and bustling / vigorous and active
if you ride a tiger, it's hard to get off (idiom); fig. impossible to stop halfway
New Barag left banner in Hulunbuir 呼倫貝爾|呼伦贝尔, Inner Mongolia
New Barag right banner in Hulunbuir 呼倫貝爾|呼伦贝尔, Inner Mongolia
hot spell during autumn / Indian summer
Tiger Brand (beer)
lit. newborn calves do not fear tigers (idiom) / fig. the young are fearless
in the country of the blind the one-eyed man is king
lit. hidden dragon, crouching tiger (idiom) / fig. talented individuals in hiding / concealed talent
man with a big smile and evil intentions
"Tiger Vegetable Salad," Northeast China dish usually consisting of hot pepper, cucumber, cilantro and leek
bench vise
cholera (loanword)
lit. where tigers crouch and dragons coil (idiom); fig. forbidding terrain
three men talking makes a tiger (idiom); repeated rumor becomes a fact
a tiger, though cruel, will not devour its cubs (idiom) / even wild beasts look after their young
lit. where tigers crouch and dragons coil (idiom); fig. forbidding terrain
to act as accomplice to the tiger / to help a villain do evil (idiom)
Hei Hu Quan - "Black Tiger Fist" - Martial Art
lit. to nurture a tiger invites calamity / fig. to indulge one's enemy is asking for trouble (idiom)
Yang Hucheng (1893-1949), Chinese warlord and Nationalist general
liger, hybrid cross between a male lion and a tigress
goby (flat fish, Gobiidae)
hornet
a deliberate show of strength as a warning
Shi Hu (295-349), emperor of Later Zhao 後趙|后赵
leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis) / sculpted stone tiger installed at the tomb of revered figures in ancient times to ward off evil spirits
lit. the mountain can't have two tigers (idiom) / fig. this town ain't big enough for the two of us / (of two rivals) to be fiercely competitive
Tiger Leaping Gorge on the Jinsha River 金沙江 in Lijiang Naxi autonomous county 麗江納西族自治縣|丽江纳西族自治县, Yunnan
two tigers fight (idiom); fig. a dispute between two powerful adversaries / a battle of the giants
being close to the sovereign can be as perilous as lying with a tiger (idiom)
jackals, wolves, tigers and panthers (idiom) / animals who are dangerous to man and cattle / fierce and cruel people
tiger bench (torture method in which the victim sits with legs extended horizontally along a bench, upper legs held down with straps while bricks are inserted under the feet, forcing the knee joint to bend in reverse)
lit. a lamb in a tiger's den (idiom) / fig. to tread dangerous ground
(coll.) jumping spider
lit. to fear the wolf in front and the tiger behind (idiom) / fig. to be full of needless fears / reds under the beds

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