金蝉脱壳

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Mandarin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Literally: Like a cicada coming out of its cocoon

Idiom[edit]

金蝉脱壳 (simplified, Pinyin jīnchántuōqiào)

  1. to be able to escape from a (normally sticky) situation without other pertinent parties noticing it