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to do accounts; to balance the books; to make out the bills; to square; to settle accounts; to get even
trad. (秋後算帳) 秋後 算帳
simp. (秋后算帐) 秋后 算帐
variant forms 秋後算賬秋后算账
Literally: “settling accounts after the autumn harvest”.

PronunciationEdit


IdiomEdit

秋後算帳

  1. to wait until the time is ripe to settle accounts, to bide time for revenge
  2. to get revenge after a matter is over