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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.)
to take sb's measurements
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
oversize (baggage, cargo etc)
unable to move a single step (idiom) / to be in an (extremely) difficult situation
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 an inch of steel (idiom); unarmed and defenseless
lit. not even a blade of grass grows (idiom) / fig. barren
to follow sb closely (idiom) / to keep close to
(idiom) not to yield an inch
lit. liver and guts cut to pieces (idiom) / fig. grief-stricken
(male hair style) crew cut / butch cut
lit. An interval of time is worth an ounce of gold. (idiom) / fig. free time is to be treasured
location on wrist over the radial artery where pulse is taken in TCM
lit. to feel as if one's intestines have been cut short / broken-hearted (idiom)
An ounce of gold can't buy you an interval of time (idiom); Money can't buy you time. / Time is precious.
a very brief period of time (lit. the time it takes for a shadow to move an inch)
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.
money market
pulse taken at the wrist (TCM)
pulse taken at the wrist (TCM)
to cherish every moment / to make good use of one's time
cun (Chinese unit of length equal to ⅓ decimeter)
(idiom) to become agitated / to get worked up
to have a silver tongue / to have the gift of the gab
land is extremely expensive (in that area) (idiom)
(idiom) confused / troubled / bewildered
inappropriate / bad-mannered
(of a gift) to be a small token of one's feelings
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

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