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to break; to split; broken; damaged; worn out
copper
 
rotten; decayed; well-cooked; mushy; broken; bad; to decay; completely
iron
trad. (破銅爛鐵)
simp. (破铜烂铁)
Literally: “broken copper and broken iron”.

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NounEdit

破銅爛鐵

  1. (idiomatic) useless rusty things made of iron or copper
  2. (idiomatic, by extension) anything that is broken and useless, junk
    破銅爛鐵出去處理 [MSC, trad.]
    破铜烂铁出去处理 [MSC, simp.]
    Kuài bǎ zhè duī pòtóng làntiě ná chūqù chǔlǐ diào. [Pinyin]
    Quickly take this pile of junk out to be disposed of.

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