得寸进尺

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl.
trad. 得寸進尺

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin dé cùn jìn chǐ
Zhuyin ㄉㄜˊ ㄘㄨㄣˋ ㄐㄧㄣˋ ㄔˇ
IPA (key) /tɤ³⁵ t͡sʰu̯ən⁵¹⁻⁵³ t͡ɕin⁵¹ ʈ͡ʂʰʐ̩²¹⁴⁻²¹⁽⁴⁾/

Idiom[edit]

得寸进尺 (simplified, Pinyin dé cùn jìn chǐ, traditional 得寸進尺)

  1. "Gain an inch and ask for a yard"; to be extremely greedy.