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tiger / CL: 隻|只
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careless / sloppy / negligent / skimpy
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tiger / CL: 隻|只
lit. lively dragon and animated tiger (idiom) / fig. vigorous and lively
stumbling block
paper tiger
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
White Tiger (the seven mansions of the west sky) / (slang) hairless female genitalia
outstanding people / water and fire (in Daoist writing)
gecko / house lizard
Land Rover
careless / casual / vague / not so bad / so-so / tolerable / fair
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
lit. like wolves and tigers / ruthless
vigorous / formidable / strong
a deliberate show of strength as a warning
lit. newborn calves do not fear tigers (idiom) / fig. the young are fearless
man with a big smile and evil intentions
fierce tiger
three men talking makes a tiger (idiom); repeated rumor becomes a fact
Boston ivy or Japanese creeper (Parthenocissus tricuspidata)
hot spell during autumn / Indian summer
tigress / (fig.) fierce woman / vixen
saber-toothed tiger
lit. hidden dragon, crouching tiger (idiom) / fig. talented individuals in hiding / concealed talent
slot machine
crouching tiger / fig. major figure in hiding / concealed talent
lit. a new-born calf has no fear of the tiger (idiom) / fig. the fearlessness of youth
Amur tiger (Panthera tigris altaica)
to vanquish dragons and tigers (idiom)
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. 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
see 艾鼬
lit. to fear the wolf in front and the tiger behind (idiom) / fig. to be full of needless fears / reds under the beds
South China Tiger
Year 3, year of the Tiger (e.g. 2010)
jumping spider (family Salticidae)
if you ride a tiger, it's hard to get off (idiom); fig. impossible to stop halfway
(bird species of China) blue-tailed bee-eater (Merops philippinus)
(bird species of China) blue-throated bee-eater (Merops viridis)
lit. coiled dragon, crouching tiger (idiom) / fig. talented individuals in hiding / concealed talent
(bird species of China) European bee-eater (Merops apiaster)
to subdue a tiger / fig. to prevail over sinister forces
(coll.) jumping spider
(bird species of China) green bee-eater (Merops orientalis)
fierce animals
tyrannical government is fiercer than a tiger (idiom)
(bird species of China) chestnut-headed bee-eater (Merops leschenaulti)
jaguar
(bird species of China) rainbow bee-eater (Merops ornatus)
muddle-headed
(bird species of China) blue-bearded bee-eater (Nyctyornis athertoni)
being close to the sovereign can be as perilous as lying with a tiger (idiom)


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