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Referenced dictionary entry:

Simplified
Pīnyīn
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HSK
lit. carpenter's straight line marker / same as 墨斗 / fig. rules / rules and regulations

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Simplified
Pīnyīn
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HSK
(idiom) to display one's facility with words / to show off one's literary skills / (original meaning) to pervert the law by playing with legal phraseology ( was a reference to 繩墨|绳墨)

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