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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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(coll.) eye tooth (maxillary canine tooth)
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tiger / CL: 隻|只
outstanding people / water and fire (in Daoist writing)
the Bocca Tigris, a narrow strait in the Pearl River Delta, Guangdong / Humen Town 虎門鎮|虎门镇
gecko / house lizard
Yahoo, Internet portal
Huqiu district of Suzhou city 蘇州市|苏州市, Jiangsu
Amur tiger (Panthera tigris altaica)
valiant general
tiger cub / brave young man
Huqiu district of Suzhou city 蘇州市|苏州市, Jiangsu
Boston ivy or Japanese creeper (Parthenocissus tricuspidata)
slot machine
tremendous strength (idiom)
Humen Town, also known as Taiping 太平, a town within Dongguan prefecture-level city 東莞市|东莞市, Guangdong
Flying Tigers, US airmen in China during World War Two / Hong Kong nickname for police special duties unit
lit. the dragon wars, the tiger battles (idiom); fierce battle between giants
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
South China Tiger
White Tiger (the seven mansions of the west sky) / (slang) hairless female genitalia
to glare like a tiger watching his prey (idiom) / to eye covetously
to subdue a tiger / fig. to prevail over sinister forces
Year of the Tiger (e.g. 2010)
killer whale (Orcinus orca)
lit. tiger's head, snake's tail (idiom); fig. a strong start but weak finish
vigorous / formidable / strong
stumbling block
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, movie by Ang Lee 李安
lit. hidden dragon, crouching tiger (idiom) / fig. talented individuals in hiding / concealed talent
lit. like wolves and tigers / ruthless
to play dumb / to slack off (idiom)
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)
back of a tiger and waist of a bear / tough and stocky build
to vanquish dragons and tigers (idiom)
fierce tiger
Hulin county level city in Jixi 雞西|鸡西, Heilongjiang
vise
jaguar
lit. the fox exploits the tiger's might (idiom); fig. to use powerful connections to intimidate people
Yang Hucheng (1893-1949), Chinese warlord and Nationalist general
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
lit. lively dragon and animated tiger (idiom) / fig. vigorous and lively
fight between powerful contenders
Tiger Brand (beer)
saber-toothed tiger
if you ride a tiger, it's hard to get off (idiom); fig. impossible to stop halfway
to turn pale at the mention of a tiger (idiom) / to be scared at the mere mention of
paper tiger
two tigers fighting (idiom); fierce contest between evenly matched adversaries
tiger's den / dangerous place / the web between the thumb and forefinger of a hand
to lure the tiger from its domain in the mountains (idiom) / to lure an enemy away from his territory
lit. hidden dragon, crouching tiger (idiom) / fig. talented individuals in hiding / concealed talent
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
lit. newborn calves do not fear tigers (idiom) / fig. the young are fearless
lit. dragon's pool and tiger's den (idiom) / fig. dangerous place / hostile territory
tiger bone (used in TCM)
piranha (fish)
to act as accomplice to the tiger / to help a villain do evil (idiom)
lit. dragon soaring and tiger leaping (idiom) / fig. prosperous and bustling / vigorous and active
a deliberate show of strength as a warning
snake plant aka mother-in-law's tongue (Dracaena trifasciata)
How do you catch the tiger cub without entering the tiger's lair? (idiom); Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
lit. to nurture a tiger invites calamity / fig. to indulge one's enemy is asking for trouble (idiom)
man with a big smile and evil intentions
budgerigar
Old Barag banner in Hulunbuir 呼倫貝爾|呼伦贝尔, Inner Mongolia
bench vise
Eldrick "Tiger" Woods (1975-), American golfer
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
hot spell during autumn / Indian summer
being close to the sovereign can be as perilous as lying with a tiger (idiom)
Huwei town in Yunlin county 雲林縣|云林县, Taiwan
New Barag left banner in Hulunbuir 呼倫貝爾|呼伦贝尔, Inner Mongolia
in the country of the blind the one-eyed man is king
"Tiger Vegetable Salad," Northeast China dish usually consisting of hot pepper, cucumber, cilantro and leek
Year 3, year of the Tiger (e.g. 2010)
three men talking makes a tiger (idiom); repeated rumor becomes a fact
New Barag right banner in Hulunbuir 呼倫貝爾|呼伦贝尔, Inner Mongolia
lit. coiled dragon, crouching tiger (idiom) / fig. talented individuals in hiding / concealed talent
lit. where tigers crouch and dragons coil (idiom); fig. forbidding terrain
two tigers fight (idiom); fig. a dispute between two powerful adversaries / a battle of the giants
lit. to fear the wolf in front and the tiger behind (idiom) / fig. to be full of needless fears / reds under the beds
like a hungry tiger pouncing on its prey
cholera (loanword)
liger, hybrid cross between a male lion and a tigress
goby (flat fish, Gobiidae)
hornet
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
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
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)
Hei Hu Quan - "Black Tiger Fist" - Martial Art
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