膽裂

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Chinese[edit]

 
the gall; the nerve; courage; guts; gall bladder
crack; split
trad. (膽裂)
simp. (胆裂)

Etymology[edit]

(gall) + (to split)

In other words, to be so terrified, that one's gall bladder is about to split open.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

膽裂

  1. (archaic) terrified; scared out of one's mind