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PinYin xiē hòu yǔ    Simplified 歇后语    Traditional 歇後語
  1. saying in which the second part, uttered after a pause or totally left out, is the intended meaning of the allegory presented in the first part

Chinese meanings
  1. xiēhòuyǔ
    由两个部分组成的一句话,前一部分像谜面,后一部分像谜底,通常只说前一部分,而本意在后一部分。如‘泥菩萨过江——自身难保’,‘外甥点灯笼——照旧(舅)’。

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