絞盡腦汁

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Chinese[edit]

 
hang (a criminal); to turn; to twist; to wind
 
to use up; to exhaust; to end; to finish; to the utmost; exhausted; finished; to the limit (of sth)
trad. (絞盡腦汁) 腦汁
simp. (绞尽脑汁) 脑汁

Etymology[edit]

Literally: squeeze out all of the brain's juices

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

絞盡腦汁

  1. to rack one's brain