一來二去

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Chinese[edit]

 
one; single; a; (before verbs) as soon as, once; (before a noun) entire (family, etc.)
to come two to go; to leave; to remove
trad. (一來二去)
simp. (一来二去)

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

一來二去

  1. in the course of contacts; gradually; little by little
    他們一塊兒幹活一來二去 [MSC, trad.]
    他们一块儿干活一来二去 [MSC, simp.]
    Tāmen cháng zài dì li yīkuàir gànhuó, yīlái'èrqù de yě jiù shú le. [Pinyin]
    As they often work together in the fields, they have got to know each other quite well.