打落牙齒和血吞

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Chinese[edit]

tooth
 
mix together; peace; harmony; and; with; union; cap (a poem); respond in singing; soft; warm
blood to swallow; to take
trad. (打落牙齒和血吞) 打落 牙齒
simp. (打落牙齿和血吞) 打落 牙齿

Etymology[edit]

Literally: knock out (the) teeth (and) mix (with) blood (, then) swallow (both teeth and blood mixed together)

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

打落牙齒和血吞

  1. to silently endure all manner of insults and abuse