See also: 一手托两家
- one; single; a; (before verbs) as soon as, once; (before a noun) entire (family, etc.)
hand; convenient; ‑er to hold in one's hand; to entrust; to support in one's palmboth; two; ounce; some; a few; taelhome; family; ‑ist; ‑er; ‑ian; measure word for stores and schools trad. (一手托兩家) 一 手 托 兩 家 simp. (一手托两家) 一 手 托 两 家 Literally: “to hold hands with both parties”.
- to serve as an honest broker between two parties