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See also: 吃喝玩乐
food and drink; diet; to eat and drink to have fun; play around; to disport oneself trad. (吃喝玩樂) 吃喝 玩樂 simp. (吃喝玩乐) 吃喝 玩乐 Literally: “eat, drink, play and be merry”.
- (derogatory) to eat, drink and be merry; to seek pleasure instead of doing work
Unlike the equivalent English idiom, “eat drink and be merry”, in some contexts this Chinese expression conveys a negative impression of shirking honest work to seek pleasure.