一個蘿蔔一個坑

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Chinese[edit]

 
one; single; a; (before verbs) as soon as, once; (before a noun) entire (family, etc.)
(a measure word); individual radish; turnip
 
one; single; a; (before verbs) as soon as, once; (before a noun) entire (family, etc.)
(a measure word); individual pit; to defraud
trad. (一個蘿蔔一個坑) 蘿蔔
simp. (一个萝卜一个坑) 萝卜
Literally: “one radish, one hole”.

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Proverb[edit]

一個蘿蔔一個坑

  1. (figuratively) each has his or her own task, and there is nobody to spare
  2. (figuratively) steady
  3. (figuratively) stubborn; inflexible