Dictionary content from CC-CEDICT De keizer is ver weg - boek met wilde avonturen in China


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  *斤* | 斤* | *斤
catty / (PRC) weight equal to 500 g / (Tw) weight equal to 600 g / (HK, Malaysia, Singapore) slightly over 604 g
jack (for lifting weight)
lit. four ounces can move a thousand catties (idiom) / fig. to achieve much with little effort
weight / (fig.) importance
to haggle over every ounce / (fig.) to fuss over minor matters / to split hairs
not much to choose between the two / tweedledum and tweedledee
Chinese unit of weight equal to 0.5 kg
to haggle over every ounce (idiom) / to to fuss over minor points / to be particular about sth
screw jack
Taiwan catty (weight equal to 0.6 kg)
variant of 筋斗
although small, a steelyard weight may tip a hundred pounds (idiom) / apparently insignificant details can have a large impact / for want of a nail the battle was lost
to bicker at length over a trivial matter (idiom)
hydraulic jack
rack and pinion jack


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