東一句西一句

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Chinese[edit]

east
 
one; 1; single; a; (before verbs) as soon as, once; (before a noun) entire (family, etc.)
(a measure word, for sentences or lines of verse); sentence west
 
one; 1; single; a; (before verbs) as soon as, once; (before a noun) entire (family, etc.)
(a measure word, for sentences or lines of verse); sentence
trad. (東一句西一句) 西
simp. (东一句西一句) 西

Etymology[edit]

Literally: east one sentence, west one sentence

Pronunciation[edit]

Idiom[edit]

東一句西一句

  1. speak without any sense of coherence