一手托兩家

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Chinese[edit]

 
one; 1; single; a; (before verbs) as soon as, once; (before a noun) entire (family, etc.)
hand; convenient to hold in one's hand; to entrust; to support in one's palm
 
both; two; ounce; some; a few; tael
 
home; family; -ist; -er; -ian; measure word for stores and schools
trad. (一手托兩家)
simp. (一手托两家)

Etymology[edit]

Literally: to hold hands with both parties

Pronunciation[edit]

Idiom[edit]

一手托兩家

  1. to serve as an honest broker between two parties