- to break; to split; broken; damaged; worn out
copperrotten; decayed; well-cooked; mushy; broken; bad; to decay; completely iron trad. (破銅爛鐵) 破 銅 爛 鐵 simp. (破铜烂铁) 破 铜 烂 铁 Literally: “broken copper and broken iron”.
- (idiomatic) useless rusty things made of iron or copper
- (idiomatic, by extension) anything that is broken and useless, junk