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trad. (來龍去脈) 來龍 去脈
simp. (来龙去脉) 来龙 去脉

EtymologyEdit

In fengshui terminology, 龍脈龙脉 (lóngmài) refers to a stretch of rolling hills, the start and end points of which are termed 來龍来龙 and 去脈去脉, respectively.

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IdiomEdit

來龍去脈

  1. (figuratively) origin and development; the entire process; sequence of events; ins and outs