沒戲

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Chinese[edit]

simpl.
trad.

Etymology[edit]

Unclear. Literally it means to not have (沒有 měiyǒu) a play (戲劇 xìjù) or a game (遊戲 yóuxì).

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沒戲

  1. (slang) to look hopeless or unpromising (when referring to plans or situations)
    如果現在半途而廢沒戲
    If you give up halfway now there's no hope!

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References[edit]

  • 2006, Marianne (ed.) Davidson; Julie Kleeman, Sarah Waldram, Collins Chinese Dictionary, edition 2nd edition (in English/Chinese), Glasgow, New York: Collins, ISBN-13 978-0-00-722391-6:
  • 2008, Shujuan Li, Popular Chinese Expressions (流行汉语), edition 2nd (in English/Mandarin), Beijing: Sinolingua, ISBN 978-7-80200-388-0:
  • (Can we date this quote?) Jiequn Li; Jieming Li, Yong'an Gao, Junying Ma, Jian Leng, C.L. Shannon, Pingchao Gu, Andrew Gluckman year = 2007, Popular Chinese Expressions (流行汉语), edition Latest (in English/Mandarin), Beijing: Sinolingua, ISBN 978-7-80200-100-8:
  • "没字的解释---在线新华字典" (in Mandarin/English), 在线新华字典. URL accessed on 2009-07-01.