堂而皇之

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Chinese[edit]

(main) hall; large room
 
and; as well as; but (not)
and; as well as; but (not); yet (not); (shows causal relation); (shows change of state); (shows contrast)
emperor; surname 's; him/her/it; this
simp. and trad.
(堂而皇之)

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Idiom[edit]

堂而皇之

  1. open and dignified; just and forceful
  2. (derogatory) overt and blatant