不得其門而入

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Chinese[edit]

(negative prefix); not; no
 
a sentence particle used after a verb to show effect; degree or possibility; to have to; must; ought to; to need to; obtain; get; gain; proper; suitable; proud; contented; allow; permit; ready; finished
 
his; her; its; theirs; that; such; it (refers to sth preceding it)
 
opening; door; gate; doorway; gateway; valve; switch; way to do something; knack; family; house; (religious) sect; school (of thought); class; category; phylum or division (taxonomy)
 
and; as well as; but (not); yet (not); (shows causal relation); (shows change of state); (shows contrast)
to enter
trad. (不得其門而入)
simp. (不得其门而入)

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不得其門而入

  1. to not have an "in"; unable to crack into (a market); to try to find an in without any success; to be unable to gain entrance