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煲電話粥

See also: 煲电话粥

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ChineseEdit

pot or saucepan; to boil; cook or heat telephone; phone; telephone call congee; gruel; porridge
trad. (煲電話粥) 電話
simp. (煲电话粥) 电话
Literally: “to boil telephone congee”.

EtymologyEdit

This compares the length of the telephone call to the time needed to cook a pot of congee.

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VerbEdit

煲電話粥

  1. (idiomatic) to talk for hours on the telephone
    媽媽總是煲電話粥 [MSC, trad.]
    妈妈总是煲电话粥 [MSC, simp.]
    Tā māmā zǒngshì gēn tā bāodiànhuàzhōu. [Pinyin]
    Her mom always keeps her talking on the phone for hours.

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