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PinYin lāo dào cǎo    Simplified 捞稻草    Traditional 撈稻草
  1. to fish for a straw
  2. futile attempt to gain profit

Chinese meanings
  1. lāodàocǎo
    快要淹死的人,抓住一根稻草,想借此活命。比喻在绝境中作徒劳无益的挣扎。

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