天馬行空

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Chinese[edit]

fine horse; mythical horse ridden by the Celestial Emperor
 
to go; to do; capable; all right; competent; OK; okay; to travel; temporary; to walk; will do; behavior; conduct; a row; profession; professional
 
emptied; leisure; air; sky; empty; in vain
trad. (天馬行空) 天馬
simp. (天马行空) 天马
Literally: “a heavenly steed soaring across the skies”.

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天馬行空

  1. (figuratively, of literary composition, life, etc.) powerful and unrestrained in style; bold and imaginative; abounding with novel ideas
  2. (figuratively) progressing swiftly; unrestricted and developing rapidly
  3. (figuratively, pejorative) speaking in a roundabout, irrelevant or exaggerated way; empty and impracticable talk