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one; single; a; (before verbs) as soon as, once; (before a noun) entire (family, etc.)
to air; to sun ten cold; poor; to tremble
simp. and trad.
(一曝十寒)
Literally: “one day's sun, ten days' frost”.

EtymologyEdit

From the book Mencius

PronunciationEdit


IdiomEdit

一曝十寒

  1. (figuratively) to work for a bit then skimp