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to escape; to run away; to flee 's; him/her/it; this
simp. and trad.
(逃之夭夭)
夭夭

EtymologyEdit

Alteration of the originally unrelated idiom 桃之夭夭 (“splendid and lush flowers of the peaches”), by replacing (táo, “peach”) with (táo, “to escape”).

PronunciationEdit


IdiomEdit

逃之夭夭

  1. to decamp; to take to one's heels