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ChineseEdit

 
half; semi-; incomplete; (after a number) and a half
push; refuse (responsibility); shove
 
half; semi-; incomplete; (after a number) and a half
 
at once; then; right away; only; (emphasis); to approach; to move towards; to undertake
simp. and trad.
(半推半就)
Literally: “half willing and half unwilling”.

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IdiomEdit

半推半就

  1. to be half willing (at heart) and half unwilling (in appearance); to yield after making a show of resistance; to yield with a show of resistance