伸手不見五指

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Chinese[edit]

to extend out one's hand; to ask for charity; to ask for handouts not; no
 
to see; to meet; to appear; to interview
the five fingers; fingers
trad. (伸手不見五指) 伸手 五指
simp. (伸手不见五指) 伸手 五指
Literally: “cannot see five fingers in front of you”.

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Idiom[edit]

伸手不見五指

  1. describes when it is dark; pitch black; can't see your hand in front of you