不按牌理出牌

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Chinese[edit]

(negative prefix); not; no
 
to press (with the hand); to push; to control; to restrain; to check; pressing down (brush movement in painting); according to; in the light of
 
cards; game pieces; signboard; plate; tablet
 
reason; logic; science; inner principle or structure
 
to go out; to come out; to occur; to produce; to go beyond; to rise; to put forth; to occur; to happen; (a measure word for dramas, plays, or operas)
 
cards; game pieces; signboard; plate; tablet
simp. and trad.
(不按牌理出牌)

Etymology[edit]

Literally: to not layout one's (Mahjong) pieces according to the logic of the (game) pieces

Pronunciation[edit]

Idiom[edit]

不按牌理出牌

  1. think outside the box; do things in an unconventional way