债台高筑

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl.
trad. 債臺高築

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin zhài tái gāo zhú
Zhuyin ㄓㄞˋ ㄊㄞˊ ㄍㄠ ㄓㄨˊ
IPA (key) /ʈ͡ʂaɪ̯⁵¹ tʰaɪ̯³⁵ kɑʊ̯⁵⁵ ʈ͡ʂu³⁵/

Idiom[edit]

债台高筑 (simplified, Pinyin zhài tái gāo zhú, traditional 債臺高築)

  1. be up to one's eyeballs in debt; racked with debt