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public praise / public reputation / commonly held opinions / current idiom
Chinese set expression, typically of 4 characters, often alluding to a story or historical quotation / idiom / proverb / saying / adage / CL: 條|条, ,
invite the talented and call the valorous (idiom); to recruit talent
to perfect sth that is already outstanding (idiom); constantly improving
to stand out from the masses (idiom)
(idiom) baffling / inexplicable
to reveal one's talent (idiom) / to rise above others / to distinguish oneself
just as in the past (idiom); as before / continuing as always
to explain a complicated subject matter in simple terms (idiom) / (of language) simple and easy to understand
unique and unmatched (idiom); unrivalled / nothing compares with it
the dead cannot testify (idiom); dead men tell no tales
as everyone knows (idiom)
lit. to catch everything in the one net (idiom) / fig. to scoop up the whole lot / to capture them all in one go
as empty as anything (idiom); completely bereft / to have nothing / vacuous / hollow / empty (argument, head etc)
to persevere unremittingly (idiom); to keep going until the end
to have one's feet firmly planted on the ground (idiom); realistic without flights of fancy / steady and serious character
walking corpse (idiom) / zombie / person who lives only on the material level
to pursue unremittingly (idiom); to persevere
obvious at a glance (idiom)
obvious at a glance (idiom)
fears of trouble in the rear (idiom); family worries (obstructing freedom of action) / worries about the future consequences / often in negative expressions, meaning "no worries about anything"
to eat, drink and be merry (idiom) / to abandon oneself to a life of pleasure
clearly and easy to see (idiom); obviously / clearly / it goes without saying
lit. by the thousands and tens of thousands (idiom); untold numbers / innumerable / thousands upon thousands
to emerge to meet a historic destiny (idiom) / to arise at an opportune time / able to take advantage of an opportunity / to rise to the occasion
to kill to the last one (idiom) / to exterminate / to eradicate / ruthless
to dot in the eyes / fig. to add finishing touch / abbr. for idiom 畫龍點睛|画龙点睛, to paint a dragon and dot in the eyes / the crucial point that brings the subject to life
to seek truth from facts (idiom) / to be practical and realistic
the customer reigns supreme (idiom)
lit. the cicada sheds its carapace (idiom); fig. to vanish leaving an empty shell / a crafty escape plan
to practice fraud (idiom); by trickery
more and more emerge / innumerable succession / breeding like flies (idiom)
understood by everyone (idiom); well known / a household name
lit. extreme saturation (idiom) / fig. vividly and thoroughly / in great detail / without restraint / (of a performance) brilliant
everything that should be here is here (idiom); all one can think of is on hand / to have all one needs
unexpected (idiom) / surprising
(idiom) to use methods in line with local circumstances
like wildfire (idiom) / unstoppable
to reveal outstanding talent (idiom); to stand out as conspicuously brilliant
love at first sight (idiom)
exactly the same (idiom) / carbon copy / also pr. [yi1 mo2 yi1 yang4]
varying from person to person (idiom); different for each individual
like-minded (idiom) / fellow enthusiast / kindred spirit
a whole lifetime (idiom); all my life
blessed by heaven (idiom) / enjoying exceptional advantages / favored by nature
everything in disorder (idiom); in a hideous mess / at sixes and sevens
to love to hear and see (idiom) / well received / to one's liking
lit. to drop from the sky (idiom) / fig. to appear unexpectedly / to arise abruptly / out of the blue / to drop into one's lap
to love sth too much to part with it (idiom); to fondle admiringly
obscure and unknown (idiom); an outsider without any reputation / a nobody / an unknown quantity
to have nothing in common with each other (idiom)
want to stop but can't (idiom) / to be unable to stop oneself / to feel an urge to continue
lit. green plums and hobby-horse (idiom) / fig. innocent children's games / childhood sweethearts / a couple who grew up as childhood friends
tangled and complicated (idiom)
a legendary tree that sheds coins when shaken / a source of easy money (idiom)
lit. inviting wealth / We wish you success and riches (cf idiom 招財進寶|招财进宝)
half the work, twice the effect (idiom); the right approach saves effort and leads to better results / a stitch in time saves nine
not just in name only, but also in reality (idiom)
wide sea and sky (idiom); boundless open vistas / the whole wide world / chatting about everything under the sun
in sequence, step by step (idiom); to make steady progress incrementally
handling a butcher's cleaver with ease (idiom); to do sth skillfully and easily
hardworking and enduring hardships (idiom)
shaking one to the core / extremely disturbing / hair-raising (idiom)
to follow one's heart's desires / to do as one pleases (idiom)
metabolism (biology) / the new replaces the old (idiom)
nothing more beautiful can be imagined (idiom)
a steady flow (idiom); an unending stream
to spare no effort (idiom); to do one's utmost
to continue the struggle (idiom); to persist / unremitting efforts
to think up every possible method (idiom); to devise ways and means / to try this, that and the other
impatient (idiom); in a hurry / itching to get on with it
fully deserving, without any reservations (idiom); entirely worthy (of a title, honor etc)
daily renewal, monthly change (idiom) / every day sees new developments / rapid progress
lit. use others' strengths to make up for one's weak points (idiom from Mencius) / to use this in place of that / what you lose on the swings, you win on the roundabouts
lit. on brocade, add flowers (idiom); to decorate sth already perfect / gilding the lily
carefree and without worries (idiom)
all the colors in profusion (idiom); a garish display
closely bound up (idiom); intimately related
like a heavenly steed, soaring across the skies (idiom) / (of writing, calligraphy etc) bold and imaginative / unconstrained in style
to fuse together (idiom) / hypostatic union (religion)
not knowing what to do (idiom); at one's wits' end / embarrassed and at a complete loss
to count as number one (idiom); second to none / outstanding
to yearn for sth even in one's dreams (idiom) / to long for sth day and night
lit. shocks the eye, astonishes the heart (idiom); shocking / horrible to see / a ghastly sight
to feel a rush of excitement (idiom)
as far as one's capabilities extend (idiom); to the best of one's ability / within one's powers
to split heaven and earth apart (idiom); refers to the Pangu 盤古|盘古 creation myth
every family (idiom)
lit. to return in a swirl of dust (idiom) / fig. to regroup and come back even stronger / to make a comeback
propitious wind throughout the journey (idiom) / plain sailing / to go smoothly / have a nice trip!
impotent (idiom) / powerless / helpless
a hundred flowers bloom (idiom); let the arts have free expression
lit. ready to appear at the call (idiom) / fig. on the verge of coming out into the open / (of a person's choice etc) on the point of being disclosed / (of an artistic depiction) vividly portrayed
to keep in mind constantly (idiom)
to work with a common purpose (idiom); to make concerted efforts / to pull together / to work as one
lit. to wipe one's eyes and wait (idiom); to wait and see
warms the heart and delights the eye (idiom) / pleasing / delightful
beyond expectation (idiom); unexpected
to enter deeply into people's hearts / to have a real impact on the people (idiom)

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