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ChineseEdit

 
and; to give; together with; take part in; (interrog. part.)
tiger to plan; seek; scheme leather; skin; fur
trad. (與虎謀皮)
simp. (与虎谋皮)
Literally: “to ask a tiger for its skin”.

EtymologyEdit

Originally 與狐謀皮与狐谋皮 (“to ask a fox for its skin”), from a story in Taiping Yulan.

PronunciationEdit


IdiomEdit

與虎謀皮

  1. to request others (usually bad people) for something against their interests (which is impossible)