好酒沉甕底

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Mandarin[edit]

good; well; be fond of wine; liquor; spirits
 
submerge; immerse; sink; deep; profound; to lower; to drop
earthen jar; urn
 
background; bottom; base; (possessive part.); (subor. part.)
trad. (好酒沉甕底)
simp. (好酒沉瓮底)

Etymology[edit]

Literally: The best wine is at the bottom of the jug.

Proverb[edit]

好酒沉甕底 (traditional, Pinyin hǎo jiǔ chén wèng dǐ, simplified 好酒沉瓮底)

  1. The best is saved for last; It ain't over until the fat lady sings.

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