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See also: 捉襟见肘

ChineseEdit

to clutch; to grab; to capture overlapping part of Chinese gown
 
to see; to meet; to appear; to interview
elbow; pork shoulder
trad. (捉襟見肘)
simp. (捉襟见肘)
alternative forms 捉衿見肘捉衿见肘
Literally: “to clutch one's collar only to expose one's elbows”.

PronunciationEdit


IdiomEdit

捉襟見肘

  1. tattered
  2. pitifully poor
  3. to be desperately poor; to be hard up
  4. to have too many problems to handle at one time