Chinese edit

to revolve; to turn; to circle about
to revolve; to turn; to circle about; to walk about; to convey; to forward (mail); to transfer; to shift
bend; bent
girdle; brassiere; to plaster
girdle; brassiere; to plaster; play; to smear
horn; angle; role
horn; angle; role; actor; contend; horn-shaped; Chinese musical note
trad. (轉彎抹角)
simp. (转弯抹角)
alternative forms 轉灣抹角转湾抹角

Pronunciation edit

Idiom edit


  1. to twist and turn; to turn a corner here and there
  2. (figurative) to speak in a roundabout way; to beat around the bush

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