一啖荔枝三把火

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Chinese[edit]

 
one; 1; single; a; (before verbs) as soon as, once; (before a noun) entire (family, etc.)
eat; taste; entice (with a bait) lychee three; 3
 
handle; (a measure word); (marker for direct-object); to hold; to contain; to grasp; to take hold of
fire
simp. and trad.
(一啖荔枝三把火)
荔枝

Etymology[edit]

A Cantonese expression literally meaning: one bite of lychee equals three flaming torches.

Pronunciation[edit]

Phrase[edit]

一啖荔枝三把火

  1. (idiomatic) Describes the purported negative effects of eating lychee fruit.