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口头禅    Add to My Vocabulary

PinYin kǒu tóu chán    Simplified 口头禅    Traditional 口頭禪
  1. lit. Zen saying repeated as cant
  2. fig. popular saying
  3. catchphrase
  4. cliché

Chinese meanings
  1. kǒutóuchán
    原指有的禅宗和尚只空谈禅理而不实行,也指借用禅宗常用语作为谈话的点缀。今指经常挂在口头的词句。

Chinese meanings
  1. kǒu tóu chán
    【释义】原指和尚常说的禅语或佛号。现指经常挂在口头上而无实际意义的词句。
    【出处】宋·王懋《野客丛书》附录:“平生不学口头禅,脚踏实地性虚天。”

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