得寸進尺

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Chinese[edit]

 
a sentence particle used after a verb to show effect; degree or possibility; to have to; must; ought to; to need to; obtain; get; gain; proper; suitable; proud; contented; allow; permit; ready; finished
a unit of length; inch; thumb advance; enter; to come in
 
a Chinese foot (M); one-third of a meter; a ruler; a note musical note on traditional Chinese scale
trad. (得寸進尺)
simp. (得寸进尺)

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Idiom[edit]

得寸進尺

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