倚馬可待

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Chinese[edit]

to lean on; rely upon horse; surname
 
to be about to happen; about to; on the point of
to be about to happen; about to; on the point of; going to; soon; at hand; around the corner
trad. (倚馬可待) 可待
simp. (倚马可待) 可待

Etymology[edit]

During the Jin Dynasty, General Huan Wen ordered his record-keeper, Yuan Hong, to write an official document. Yuan, while propped against the front of his horse, managed to fill seven pages with remarkable speed.

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Idiom[edit]

倚馬可待

  1. a writer's ability to write an article very fast