雷打不动

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl.
trad. 雷打不動

Etymology[edit]

Literally: even if lightning were to strike it, it will not move

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin léi dǎ bù dòng [Phonetic: léi dǎ dòng]
Zhuyin ㄌㄟˊ ㄉㄚˇ ㄅㄨˋ ㄉㄨㄥˋ
IPA (key) /leɪ̯³⁵ ta̠²¹⁴⁻²¹¹ pu⁵¹⁻³⁵ tʊŋ⁵¹/

Idiom[edit]

雷打不动 (simplified, Pinyin léi dǎ bù dòng, traditional 雷打不動)

  1. one's mind is made up, and cannot be changed
  2. to rigidly adhere to an established arrangement, without any changes