放浪形骸

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

Literally: to give one's body to reckless abandon.

From the Preface to the Poems Composed at the Orchid Pavilion, by Wang Xizhi (王羲之).

Idiom[edit]

放浪形骸 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin fànglàng xínghái)

  1. to refuse to be bound by convention; to abandon oneself to Bohemianism