Last modified on 10 May 2014, at 13:11

炒鱿鱼

ChineseEdit

simpl. 鱿
trad.

EtymologyEdit

Originally from Cantonese. Literally, "to fry squid." The phrase is metaphorical: "to fry a squid" > "fried squids curl up" > "to roll up the bedclothes and leave" > "to be fired."

PronunciationEdit


VerbEdit

炒鱿鱼

  1. to fry squid
  2. (slang) to sack someone; to fire someone