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喝西北風

See also: 喝西北风

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ChineseEdit

to drink; to shout; to shout applause northwest/northwesterly wind
trad. (喝西北風) 西北風
simp. (喝西北风) 西北风
Literally: “to drink the northwest wind”.

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IdiomEdit

喝西北風

  1. to have nothing to eat
    因為田地暴風毀掉老百姓只能喝西北風 [MSC, trad.]
    因为田地暴风毁掉老百姓只能喝西北风 [MSC, simp.]
    Yīnwèi tiándì bèi bàofēng huǐdiào, lǎobǎixìng zhǐnéng hē xīběifēng. [Pinyin]
    Because the farmland was destroyed by the storms, the (ordinary) people have nothing to eat.

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