拖泥帶水

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Chinese[edit]

dragging (brush stroke in painting); to drag along
 
restrained; mud; paste; pulp
 
band; belt; girdle; ribbon; area; zone; region; wear; carry; lead; bring; consists of; show; and
water; river
trad. (拖泥帶水)
simp. (拖泥带水)

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Idiom[edit]

拖泥帶水

  1. (derogatory) to do something in a long-drawn or slovenly manner; to be indecisive or beat about the bush