打落牙齒和血吞

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Chinese[edit]

tooth, teeth
 
cap (a poem); respond in singing; soft; warm; mix together; to blend; and; together with; with; peace; harmony; union
blood; blood to swallow; to take
trad. (打落牙齒和血吞) 打落 牙齒
simp. (打落牙齿和血吞) 打落 牙齿

Etymology[edit]

Literally: knock out (the) teeth (and) mix (with) blood (, then) swallow (both teeth and blood mixed together)

Pronunciation[edit]

Idiom[edit]

打落牙齒和血吞

  1. to silently endure all manner of insults and abuse