一啖荔枝三把火

ChineseEdit

 
one; 1; single; a; (before verbs) as soon as, once; (before a noun) entire (family, etc.)
eat; taste; entice (with a bait) lychee three; 3
 
handle; (a measure word); (marker for direct-object); to hold; to contain; to grasp; to take hold of
 
fire; angry; fierce; fiery; thriving
simp. and trad.
(一啖荔枝三把火)
荔枝
Literally: “one bite of lychee [equals] three flaming torches”.

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ProverbEdit

一啖荔枝三把火

  1. (Cantonese, idiomatic) Describes the purported negative effects of eating lychee fruit.