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  *掌* | 掌* | *掌
palm of the hand / sole of the foot / paw / horseshoe / to slap / to hold in one's hand / to wield
bear paw (as food)
palm of the hand / classifier: slap
to applaud / to clap
to wield (power etc)
the sole of the foot
to clap one's hands / to clap each other's hands / high five
to know sth like the back of one's hand (idiom) / to know (a person, a place etc) inside out
variant of 了如指掌
fig. to rub one's fists and wipe one's palms (idiom) / to roll up one's sleeves for battle / eager to get into action or start on a task
duck feet (claws)
to take over / to take control
easy as a hand's turn (idiom); very easy / no effort at all
the power of sb or sth evil / the clutches (of a bad person etc)
lit. the fish and the bear's paw, you can't have both at the same time (idiom, from Mencius); fig. you must choose one or the other / you can't always get everything you want / you can't have your cake and eat it
baguazhang (a form of Chinese boxing)
(have sb in) the palm of one's hand / fig. (under) one's complete control
to clasp hands / to put one's palms together (in prayer)
to be in charge of / assignment
in charge (of a position etc) / the person in charge / responsible
to clap hands
lit. to turn over one's palm / fig. everything is going very well.
busy / bustling
variant of 摩拳擦掌
to clasp hands / to put one's palms together (in obeisance)
to clap / to applaud

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