不上不下

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Chinese[edit]

(negative prefix); not; no
 
up; on; on top; upon; first; previous or last; upper; higher; above; previous; to climb; to go into; to go up
(negative prefix); not; no
 
under; second; next; lower; below; underneath; down(wards); to decline; to go down; latter
simp. and trad.
(不上不下)

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Idiom[edit]

不上不下

  1. between a rock and a hard place
  2. in a bind; in a pickle
  3. describes an awkward situation where one does not know what to do
  4. inappropriate

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