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From Zhuangzi ("Discussion on Making All Things Equal"):
- Mao Qiang and Li Ji [two beautiful courtesans] are what people consider beautiful, but if fish see them they will swim into the depths; if birds see them, they will fly away into the air; if deer see them, they will gallop away. Among these four, who knows what is rightly beautiful in the world?
沉魚落雁 (traditional, Pinyin 沉鱼落雁), simplified
- (said of women) extremely beautiful; drop-dead gorgeous